Edwin van der Sar has been admitted to a hospital in Croatia after suffering from a cerebral brain haemorrhage. The former Ajax goalkeeper and general manager was in the middle of his holiday on a Croatian island when the incident occurred. Van der Sar was transferred to hospital by helicopter on Friday afternoon and is staying in the intensive care unit.
Van der Sar is currently being treated by doctors. De Telegraaf says that the first 24 hours of treatment are crucial in this case. Less than six weeks ago the former Manchester United and Netherlands national team goalkeeper resigned from his role as Ajax’s general manager after receiving criticism from supporters. The 52-year-old said ‘I need to distance myself, relax and do other things.’
On Friday afternoon Ajax issued a statement saying ‘Edwin van der Sar has had a bleeding around his brain. He’s currently in hospital in the intensive care unit and is in a stable condition. Once there’s more concrete information, an update will follow.’