Edwin van der Sar Recovers from Brain Haemorrhage, Aims to Return Home
Former Dutch international goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has been discharged from the intensive care unit and is looking forward to returning home after suffering a life-threatening brain haemorrhage while on vacation on a Croatian island nearly two weeks ago.
Van der Sar, who played for Ajax in Amsterdam and later Manchester United, took to his Twitter account on Tuesday to share the news. He expressed his happiness and posted a picture of himself holding hands with his wife Annemarie, both smiling, from his hospital bed.
While he is still in the hospital, Van der Sar mentioned that he hopes to be released next week and continue his recovery. The 52-year-old retired as Ajax’s chief executive in May after the club endured its worst season in 14 years, finishing third in the Eredivisie.
Van der Sar, who earned 130 international caps, enjoyed a successful career with Ajax from 1990 to 1999, including winning the Champions League in 1995. He later achieved another European Cup victory with Manchester United in 2008, following stints at Juventus and Fulham.