//Jimmy Greaves: Tottenham and England legend returns home after a week in hospital with ill health

Jimmy Greaves: Tottenham and England legend returns home after a week in hospital with ill health

Tottenham’s record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves has been released from hospital after being treated for an unspecified illness.

The England World Cup winner was admitted to hospital on April 7.

Tottenham later confirmed in a statement that Greaves had ‘not tested positive for Covid-19 nor suffered another stroke’.

An update on Greaves’ condition was posted on his official Facebook page on Wednesday morning, which revealed the legendary former striker had now returned home.

“We are delighted to let you all know that Jimmy is now back at home recuperating with his wife Irene,” the statement read.

“He has been very ill and we are hoping he will be fine going forward.”

Greaves, who turned 80 in February, suffered a severe stroke in May 2015, which left him wheelchair-bound.

No further details of his condition have been announced, with the family requesting for privacy.

Greaves suffered a major stroke in 2015

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Greaves suffered a major stroke in 2015

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“If and when there is any more news we will let you all know,” the statement added. “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.”

Greaves, who scored 266 times in 379 appearances for Spurs, began his career at Chelsea and also had spells at West Ham and AC Milan.

He also bagged 44 goals in 57 games for the Three Lions, ranking him fourth on the all-time scoring list for his country.