Casillas could be discharged on Monday

Iker Casillas is "very good" and could be discharged from hospital as soon as Monday, according to the goalkeeper's wife Sara Carbonero.

Iker Casillas suffered a myocardial infarction during a training session.   -  Getty Images

Iker Casillas' wife is hopeful the FC Porto goalkeeper will be discharged from hospital on Monday.

Casillas was hospitalised on Wednesday after being taken ill during a training session, and it was later confirmed that the former Real Madrid stalwart had suffered a myocardial infarction.

The 37-year-old took to social media to confirm that he was in a stable condition, tweeting: "Everything under control, a big fright but strong as ever."

And Casillas' wife Sara Carbonero told AS: "Iker is calm, it's very good. We have to stay a few more days in the hospital, maybe he will be discharged on Monday and we can go home."

Porto's squad was also due to visit Casillas on Friday, with coach Sergio Conceicao having told a news conference that his team was "extremely united" behind its goalkeeper.

Former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Casillas took ill in training on Wednesday, and had to be transferred to hospital.

It was later confirmed that the 37-year-old had suffered a myocardial infarction, though he is in a stable condition and on course to make a recovery.

At a news conference ahead of its game with Desportivo Aves, Conceicao spoke of his players' shock when they were informed of the seriousness of Casillas' problem.

"When it happened I must say we didn't think it was very serious, we thought it was just some indisposition like sometimes happens," Conceicao said.

"But after 15, 20 minutes of training we were not so focused because of that situation and in the end we had the news, the doctor called me and that was when I felt the team was shocked with what happened.

"In that moment we were apprehensive then we had knowledge of the seriousness of the situation, but fortunately Iker is well and the team is with him and extremely united for him and for his family because football is part of life, but life itself is much more important than anything else.

"The team obviously feels the same way when a health problem or something similar happens to someone in the team, the team is very united and they felt it like it was happening to them."

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