Former England international goal machine Jimmy Greaves is in intensive care after suffering a severe stroke on Sunday, The Guardian reports.
The 75-year-old, who scored an impressive 44 goals in 57 appearances for the Three Lions, was taken ill on Sunday, having already recovered from a minor stroke he suffered back in 2012.
“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,” a family statement read.
He had been working regularly as a television pundit over the years, as well as taking on appearances as a guest speaker alongside friend and agent Terry Baker.
Though he had suffered with a stroke in 2012, he had gone on to make a full recovery and was even due to be inducted to the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame on May 13.
Greaves was a prolific goal scorer for Tottenham, bagging an impressive 266 goals in 379 appearances.
He bang his career with Chelsea, though, where he set a precedent by bagging 124 goals in 157 games, which earned him a short but productive switch to Italian giants AC Milan.