Former Dutch, Man United and Ajax goalkeeper says he hopes to go house ‘subsequent week.’
Former Netherlands goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has been launched from an intensive care unit in a Dutch hospital and hopes to return house subsequent week as he recovers from a bleed around the brain, he mentioned in an Instagram put up.
The 52-year-old former Manchester United and Ajax participant was initially admitted to a Break up hospital whereas on vacation in Croatia.
“To begin with, we need to thank everybody for all the nice and supportive messages,” van der Sar mentioned within the put up on Tuesday.
“I’m pleased to share that I’m now not within the intensive care unit. Nevertheless, I’m nonetheless in hospital. I hope to go house subsequent week and take the following step in my restoration!”
The put up was van der Sar’s first direct communication since struggling a bleed across the mind in Croatia on July 7 and being admitted to an intensive care unit there. Beforehand, his spouse and Ajax had given updates on his situation.
The goalkeeper, who received the Champions League with Manchester United in 2008 after a penalty shootout, returned to the Netherlands final week.
In his social media posts, he additionally thanked all of the followers who despatched him messages of help.
To begin with, we need to thank everybody for all the nice and supportive messages.
I’m pleased to share that I’m now not within the intensive care unit. Nevertheless, I’m nonetheless in hospital. I hope to go house subsequent week and take the following step in my restoration! pic.twitter.com/3LSNC72ki0
— Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970) July 18, 2023
Van der Sar retired from soccer after 130 appearances for his nation and a membership profession that included Champions League wins with each Ajax and United.
He additionally received 4 Premier League titles with United and had spells with Fulham and Juventus.
He later took up a place on the Ajax board and stepped down as director common of the Amsterdam membership on the finish of the season, saying he was exhausted after greater than a decade on the membership’s board.