England and Arsenal icon Kenny Sansom fighting for his life in hospital after suffering serious head injury

Former Arsenal and England defender Kenny Sansom is seriously ill in hospital, it was announced on his Twitter page last night.

A message posted on his account said he was being treated in hospital but he is not suffering from coronavirus.

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Kenny Sansom is currently in hospital
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Reports on Friday evening claimed he had suffered a serious head injury after a ‘drunken row’.

The post read: “Kenny is currently ill in hospital. He is being well cared for and does not have COVID-19.

“Kenny’s family and close friends kindly ask the media to respect his and their privacy, plus that of the healthcare workers treating Kenny.”

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Sansom played 86 times for England
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Sansom earned 86 caps for England – playing at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups – and won the League Cup with Arsenal in 1987.

He started his career with Crystal Palace, helping them win the Second Division in 1979, before joining the Gunners in 1980.

He also played for Newcastle, QPR, Coventry, Everton, Brentford and Watford before retiring in 1994.

Arsenal also sent a message of support to Sansom’s, tweeting: “We’re thinking of you all right now. Sending our love and support to Kenny and those close to him.”


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