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Dublin: 3°C Monday 30 November 2020

Newcastle legend fighting for his life after heart attack

Pavel Srnicek is in an induced coma after he suffered a cardiac arrest while jogging.

FORMER NEWCASTLE UNITED goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering a heart-attack while out jogging.

The 47-year-old from the Czech Republic, who spent eight years with Newcastle United and still lives in the area, collapsed on Sunday night.

“I can confirm that Pavel is in critical condition in hospital,” his agent, Steve Wraith, said on Twitter.

Tweet by @steve wraith Source: steve wraith/Twitter

Newcastle were quick to offer a message of support.

Tweet by @Newcastle United FC Source: Newcastle United FC/Twitter

Srnicek played 49 times for his country after beginning his career at Banik Ostrava.

While best remembered for his time with the Magpies and the Czech Republic, Srnicek also played for Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham.

Additional reporting by AFP

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