Porto goalkeeper and Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas admits he does not know what his future holds after suffering a heart attack.
Last Wednesday, the 37-year-old fell ill during training with Porto and was rushed to hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.
Whilst that was a success and Casillas was discharged five days later, it appears unlikely he will play football once again.
“Right now I’m feeling a lot better, and I will rest for a few weeks, or maybe even a couple of months – I do not know,” Casillas said, as cited by El Pais.
“I do not know what my future holds now, but the most important thing is that I am here and recognise that this could happen to anyone.
“It was my turn for this and you must always wear a smile during times like these.”
Casillas is one of the most decorated players in Spain’s history, playing over 700 games for Madrid before joining Porto in 2015.
He won three Champions Leagues with the capital giants, as well as two European Championships and a World Cup in his 167 caps for La Roja.