Tottenham Hotspur’s Under-23 coach Ugo Ehiogu has been rushed to hospital after collapsing at the Premier League club’s training facility on Thursday.
A statement on Spurs’ official website revealed that the 44-year-old needed immediate attention from the club’s medical staff, with the Sun reporting that he suffering a cardiac arrest, and was promptly transferred to hospital via ambulance.
Tottenham also released a Twitter update regarding the saddening news about the former England international’s reported heart attack, insisting that they will keep everyone informed on the distressing matter.
We can confirm that Ugo Ehiogu is currently in hospital after collapsing at our Training Centre earlier today. pic.twitter.com/uLZkb3hYHS
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 20 April 2017
The social media post stated: “Our Under-23’s coach received immediate treatment on site from our medical staff before being transferred to hospital by ambulance.
“Everyone at the Club sends their best wishes to Ugo and his family. We shall continue to provide updates when we have further information.”
Ehiogu administered his trade as a professional at the highest level. He spent nine years at Aston Villa, racking up 300 appearances the Villans during his lengthy stay at Villa Park.
He also played Middlesbrough, amassing 350 appearances collectively over the course of his spells at the two respective clubs, whilst proudly earning four international caps for the Three Lions, scoring just one goal for his nation against Spain.
90min wishes Ugo and his family the best, and hope for a speedy recovery.
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