Iker Casillas returns to Porto training after heart attack

Veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas has returned to first-team training with Porto two months after suffering a heart attack.

At the start of May, the 38-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 had appeared unlikely that he would return to first-team football but he has since recuperated for two months.

“Back to work, first day,” Casillas tweeted on his social media accounts on Monday.

Porto have already confirmed they want the Spaniard’s ‘long term’ future at the club and have already made him an offer to carry on after a theoretical retirement, although the details of that have not yet been disclosed.

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.

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