sport news Family of Jimmy Greaves thank NHS and fans for support

'He is still having tests. But he is comfortable': Tottenham and England legend Jimmy Greaves remains in hospital as family thank NHS and fans for support Jimmy Greaves was admitted to hospital in Chelmsford near his home in Essex Greaves has been in poor health since suffering a severe stroke five years ago His son, Andy, has issued a statement thanking the NHS and fans for support 

By Matt Barlow for MailOnline

Published: 12:00 BST, 10 April 2020 | Updated: 12:00 BST, 10 April 2020

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Jimmy Greaves remains in hospital and his family have issued a message of thanks to the NHS staff and to fans for their support.

Greaves, 80, was taken to hospital near his home Essex earlier this week.

He has been in poor health since a severe stroke five years ago but doctors do not think he has suffered another stroke.

Jimmy Greaves was admitted to hospital in Chelmsford near his home in Essex on Tuesday

Jimmy Greaves was admitted to hospital in Chelmsford near his home in Essex on Tuesday

Spurs and England legend is confined to a wheelchair and requires regular professional care

Spurs and England legend is confined to a wheelchair and requires regular professional care

Nor has he been showing symptoms related to coronavirus.

Son Andy said: 'Dad is still in hospital. He is still having tests. But he is comfortable.

'We would like to thank all the NHS staff for all the work they are doing with Dad at a time when we all know they are under an incredible amount of pressure.

'The whole family would like to thank everyone for the kind wishes and thoughts they've been sending to Dad.

'We will provide an update in his condition as and when there is one.'

There was nothing to suggest he had been suffering from symptoms related to coronavirus

There was nothing to suggest he had been suffering from symptoms related to coronavirus

Greaves is 80 years old and has been in poor health since a major stroke which left him disabled in 2015.

He requires professional care four times a day and his nurses were concerned by his condition when they attended his home in Essex on Tuesday and called for an ambulance which took him to hospital in nearby Chelmsford.

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