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Spurs legend Greaves out of intensive care

Jimmy Greaves had a stroke on Sunday. Credit: PA

Former Tottenham and England striker Jimmy Greaves is out of intensive care following a severe stroke on Sunday and is able to sit up in bed, his family has said.

We can tell you that Jimmy is out of intensive care and is able to sit up in bed. Whilst he is by no means out of the woods there is room for cautious optimism. We would like to thank all the staff at the hospital who have been fantastic. We would also give thanks to over 30,000 well-wishers including many players and ex-TV colleagues as well as so many fans, that have sent messages and love to Jim at this most difficult of times. The support shown has been amazing and heart warming.

Please continue to have good thoughts for him for the long road ahead as he fights this terrible thing that has happened.

– Greaves family statement

Spurs striker makes extraordinary claims on Facebook

Adebayor wants other African families to learn from his troubles. Credit: PA

Emmanuel Adebayor has opened up about his complicated family life in a lengthy Facebook post.

The Spurs striker is often criticised for demanding extortionate wages even though he plays very little first team football.

Adebayor claims that his family members have made extraordinary demands since he came to prominence as football ten years ago.

In a section of the post, he explained:

I was in Ghana when I received the news about my brother Peter being seriously ill. I drove the fastest I could to Togo in order to meet him and help. When I arrived, my mother said I could not see him and I should just give the money and she would solve everything...

I organized a meeting in 2005 to solve our family issues. When I asked them about their opinion, they said I should build each family member a house and give each of them a monthly wage...

If I am writing this, the main purpose is not to expose my family members. I just want other African families to learn from this.

– Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor

Jimmy Greaves faces 'long, slow road to recovery'

Former Tottenham and England striker Jimmy Greaves faces a "long, slow road to recovery" after suffering a severe stroke, his wife has said.

Jimmy Greaves is in intensive care after suffering a stroke. Credit: PA Wire

Greaves, 75, was rushed to hospital on Sunday and remains in intensive care.

In a statement, his wife Irene said he was aware of the seriousness of the stroke he suffered.

She said: "Jimmy is having to do what he is told, and understands the seriousness of what has happened to him. It is going to be a long, slow road to recovery and he is in the best possible hands.

"On behalf of Jimmy and our family, We would like to thank the many thousands of you who have voiced your support and concern. We would greatly appreciate it if the media would allow us privacy for what is going to be a long period of rehabilitation."

Players rally in support of Jimmy Greaves after stroke

Jimmy Greaves scored 44 goals in 57 games for England Credit: PA Wire

The world of football has rallied around former England legend Jimmy Greaves after he suffered a severe stroke on Sunday.

The former Tottenham, Chelsea and west Ham striker's agent thanked the "thousands" of people who have wished his client, now in intensive care, a speedy recovery.

Amongst the messages for the 75-year-old were those from fellow former England players, including Sir Geoff Hurst, Gary Lineker and his former TV co-host Ian St John, who is said to be "devastated" at the news.

Greaves was due to be inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame on 13 May at a sell-out ceremony at White Hart Lane.

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Greaves set for Spurs Hall of Fame induction

Jimmy Greaves is set to be inducted into the Spurs Hall of Fame a week on Wednesday.

Club legend Greaves suffered a severe stroke on Sunday and is currently in intensive care in hospital.

Jimmy Greaves scored 266 goals for Spurs. Credit: PA

The striker played a key part in Spurs' successful side in the 1960s, scoring in their FA Cup success in 1962 and their European Cup Winners' Cup win over Atletico Madrid.

During his nine years at White Hart Lanes, Greaves scored 266 goals in 379 matches for Spurs.

Greaves also netted 44 goals in 57 England games, the fourth-highest total of all time.

Spurs legend Greaves in intensive care after stroke

Jimmy Greaves is being treated in hospital. Credit: PA

Former England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves suffered a severe stroke on Sunday and is in intensive care in hospital, his family has said.

Football legend Jimmy Greaves suffered a severe stroke on Sunday May 3, and is in intensive care in hospital.

His wife, Irene, and four children have asked for privacy during what is a worrying time for the family.

They will issue a bulletin on his condition when it is appropriate.

England's greatest ever goal scorer was 75 on February 20, and has been working regularly on the personal appearances circuit in harness with his friend and agent Terry Baker.

Jimmy had a minor stroke in 2012, but appeared to have made a full recovery. He was due to be inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame on May 13 at a sell-out ceremony at White Hart Lane.

This is all we wish to say at the present time.

– Greaves family statement
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