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Great news for fans as Tottenham legend leaves hospital to recover at home

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Jimmy Greaves Tottenham legend

Jimmy Greaves was admitted to hospital after falling ill last week

Former Tottenham and England striker Jimmy Greaves is back home and recuperating after being admitted to a hospital last week.

The 80-year-old World Cup winner had suffered a stroke back in 2015 and was left wheelchair-bound, however, this latest hospital visit was for a different reason.

Jimmy Greaves
Greaves is the all time top scorer for Tottenham

The Facebook page for the legend also posted a brief update on the former England striker. No further details were provided regarding what the illness was, and the page also asked for privacy from all.

Jimmy’s son, Danny Greaves, also provided an update to the Tottenham Hotspur website. Danny revealed that certain results are awaited and he thanked the NHS for taking care of the legend:

“Dad is comfortable and we are pleased he is back home where he can have some rest and recuperation.

“He has not been well, and we are still waiting on all the results. On behalf of our family, I would like to thank all the NHS staff that have been looking after Dad and for all the well wishes we have received.”

Spurs had reported earlier that Greaves had not tested positive for Covid-19 which has engulfed the UK in recent weeks.

A legend for England

While Greaves won most of his club silverware with Spurs, he will be remembered for his exploits for the Three Lions.

The 80-year-old landed the FA Cup twice with us while he also led us to the Cup Winners Cup in 1962-63. However, Greaves was also a part of the 1966 England World Cup team that defeated Germany 4-2 in the final.

Jimmy Greaves has returned home and is recuperating

Greaves also had spells at Chelsea and AC Milan before finishing his career at West Ham.

The forward scored 266 times for us and also holds the record for most top-flight goals in England with 357 to his name (h/t BBC).

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Hopefully, the forward recovers quickly and is in the best possible shape in the coming days.

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