The Spanish World Cup winning goalkeeper suffered a myocardial infarction in training with Porto on Wednesday, and was immediately rushed to the hospital for surgery.
That surgery was a success, and Casillas shared a picture of himself smiling from his hospital bed on Wednesday evening.
And now cardiologist and former Real Madrid basketball player Juan Antonio Corbalan says that while Casillas will make a full recovery, he will no longer be able to play football.
“You cannot play football with a coronary stent, especially a goalkeeper,” he said, via AS .
“Iker will return to living a normal life, but he can no longer be a professional athlete.”