Former Everton defender Kenny Sansom is in hospital for an unspecified condition.
The 61-year-old had a short spell with the Blues at the tail end of a successful career which saw him capped 86 times by England and win the League Cup with Arsenal.
According to his Twitter account which was updated on his behalf, Sansom is being cared for in hospital but no further details were provided and his "close family and friends" requested that his privacy be respected.
The London-born ex-player battled a gambling addiction and alcoholism after his career ended and was homeless for a while as a consequence. He received help from the Professional Footballers' Association and recently entered a detox programme.
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1 Posted 17/05/2020 at 21:33:45
2 Posted 17/05/2020 at 21:59:46
Wish him a full recovery but footballers sure know how to waste lives.
3 Posted 17/05/2020 at 22:08:25
As John says, and in my view, he didnt have any genuine respect for EFC, always remember his own goal in that Cup game.
4 Posted 17/05/2020 at 22:10:19
5 Posted 17/05/2020 at 22:13:50
Get well soon, Kenny.
6 Posted 17/05/2020 at 22:19:57
I wonder why he didn't like us then?
7 Posted 18/05/2020 at 15:39:40
8 Posted 19/05/2020 at 18:12:29
9 Posted 19/05/2020 at 18:42:41
10 Posted 20/05/2020 at 03:44:19
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