Man United legend Edwin van der Sar issues statement after coming out of intensive care

Edwin's heading home soon.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 19th July 2023

Legendary Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has issued his spoke out for the first time after he was hospitalised following a cerebral haemorrhage earlier this month.

The now-retired keeper and ex-Ajax chief executive suffered a stroke and bleeding on the brain while on holiday in Croatia on Friday, 7 July, and was quickly airlifted to a nearby hospital.

After his wife Annemarie van Kesteren issued an update last week explaining that he was in stable condition, it was reported that the 52-year-old had been moved back to a medical facility in the Netherlands but was still in intensive care.

However, on Tuesday evening, van der Sar gave his followers and football fans around the world the good news that he has now out of intensive care and is recovering well.

van der Sar shares his first photo and message since leaving intensive care.

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Issuing his first message since being admitted to hospital, the former United man and Dutch international said, “First of all, we want to thank everyone for all the great and supportive messages.


“I’m happy to share that I’m no longer in the intensive care unit. However, I’m still in hospital. I hope to go home next week and take the next step in my recovery!”

Glad to hear you’re on the mend, Eddie — hope you get back home soon and in time to watch the Women’s World Cup!


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Featured Image — Edwin van der Sar/Ajax (via Twitter)