Goalkeeper Iker Casillas not sure whether he’ll keep playing after heart attack

Iker Casillas

The Porto goalkeeper was released from the hospital Monday, five days after a heart attack. He said he was thrilled with his recovery but didn’t give any hints about whether he’d keep playing professionally. The 37-year-old fell ill during a practice Wednesday, was rushed to the hospital and underwent a catheterization. “I can only smile after everything that happened,” he said. “It was a very difficult situation, but thankfully I’m doing well.” Speaking to reporters outside the hospital, Casillas said he doesn’t know “what the future holds,” and that the most important thing was to be standing there talking.

Ron Darling

The Mets’ announcer has thyroid cancer and hopes to return to SNY’s broadcast booth in about a month. Darling issued a statement April 13 saying he planned to have surgery to remove a mass from his chest and hoped to return to work in May. In a statement, Darling said that after surgery and tests, the diagnosis was made. “My doctors have said they are optimistic that the cancer is treatable and that I would be back on air talking baseball in the next month or so,” he said. Darling, a right-hander, was 136-116 from 1983 through ’95 and helped the Mets win the 1986 World Series.

Associated Press

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