Jimmy Greaves’ agent and son have both offered updates on the Tottenham legend’s health today after it was reported that he had been discharged from hospital.
Greaves was admitted to hospital in Chelmsford last week with an unconfirmed problem, but the 80-year-old is now said to be back home.
This comes after Greaves suffered a stroke in 2015 that left him in a wheelchair, although it has been reported that this latest problem is not stroke or COVID-19 related.
Many Tottenham fans, especially those of an older generation, still hold Greaves extremely dear in their hearts.
Greaves played across nine seasons for the Lilywhites between 1961 and 1970, racking up 381 appearances and 266 goals in that time (Wikipedia).
He was also a part of the 1966 World Cup-winning England squad, as well as still being the leading Tottenham Hotspur goalscorer.
Spurs announced this morning that they had been informed of Greaves’ hospital discharge, while his son, Danny, had given an update.
Danny reportedly said (Tottenham): “Dad is comfortable and we are pleased he is back home where he can have some rest and recuperation. He has not been well, and we are still waiting on all the results. On behalf of our family, I would like to thank all the NHS staff that have been looking after Dad and for all the well-wishes we have received.”
Meanwhile, Greaves’ agent, Terry Baker, revealed on Facebook that the former striker was back home with his wife, Irene, and everyone is hoping all will be fine moving forward.
He said (as relayed by Metro): ‘We are delighted to let you all know that Jimmy is now back at home recuperating with his wife Irene.
‘He has been very ill and we are hoping he will be fine going forward. I’ve spoken with his sons and they have asked for the press to respect his and the families privacy at this emotional time and we sincerely hope there will be further good news in the weeks to come.
‘If and when there is any more news we will let you all know. Thanks to the thousands of you that have sent goodwill messages.
‘We love that so many of you still hold Jimmy so dear to your hearts and it’s lovely to know that there is still so much love for him in the world.’
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