Ex-Newcastle keeper Srnicek "critical" after cardiac arrest
Czech Republic international played in Premier League across numerous spells14:04 Monday 21 December 2015, 14:04 21 Dec 2015
Former Newcastle United and Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek is in a critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest.
The former Czech Republic international was on holiday when it occurred while he was out running.
The 47-year-old, who played for Newcastle between 1991 and 1998 and also had spells at Wednesday, West Ham and Portsmouth before his 2007 retirement, is in hospital.
His English agent Steve Wraith sent an update on Srnicek's condition on Twitter:
Pavel was running last night and his heart stopped he was like that for 20 minutes then rushed to hospital he is an induced coma until wed— steve wraith (@stevewraith) December 21, 2015
then they will see if his heart is stronger and if so bring him out of the coma.....no one knows if his brain has been to starved of oxygen— steve wraith (@stevewraith) December 21, 2015
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