Tottenham confirm Greaves does not have coronavirus in hospital update

Date published: Friday 10th April 2020 5:30 - Samuel Bannister

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Tottenham have confirmed that Jimmy Greaves has not contracted coronavirus or suffered another stroke as he continues to be monitored in hospital.

Spurs announced on Tuesday night that their record goalscorer, who turned 80 in February, was receiving treatment in hospital.

Greaves, who also used to play for Chelsea and England, suffered a severe stroke in May 2015, which left him wheelchair-bound and Spurs have confirmed that he has not suffered another stroke.

Tottenham also confirmed that the former striker has not contracted the coronavirus, echoing the information published on his Facebook page, run by his friend and agent Terry Baker, on Wednesday.

The statement from Spurs read: “Jimmy’s family has asked us to pass on their thanks for all the well wishes and positive messages they have received since our record goalscorer was admitted to hospital on Tuesday.

“They have confirmed to us that Jimmy has not tested positive for COVID-19 nor suffered another stroke, however he does remain in hospital where he continues to be monitored and treated.

“We remain in regular contact and shall provide further updates as and when Jimmy’s family wish us to issue any on their behalf.

“Our thoughts continue to be with Jimmy and his family.”


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