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get well soon Jimmy

Jimmy Greaves: Former striker faces 'slow recovery' after stroke
Former England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves faces a "long and slow road to recovery" after suffering a severe stroke on Sunday.

The 75-year-old, who is fourth on the list of all-time England goalscorers having scored 44 times in 57 appearances, is in intensive care.

A statement from Greaves's wife Irene read: "Jimmy is having to do what he is told and understands the seriousness of what has happened to him.

"He's in the best hands."

His agent, Terry Baker, confirmed Greaves is "conscious but unable to speak".

Greaves, who had a minor stroke in 2012, scored a club-record 220 league goals for Tottenham having started his career at Chelsea.

Only Sir Bobby Charlton, Gary Lineker and Wayne Rooney have scored more goals for England.

Greaves, who also played for AC Milan and West Ham, was part of England's 1966 World Cup-winning squad but originally missed out on a medal because he was injured during the group stage.

Tottenham tweet Tottenham posted a message of support to their former player on Monday

Greaves scored 124 league goals for Chelsea, then a club record, between 1957 and 1961.

England World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst, who scored a hat-trick in the 1966 final, said on Twitter:  "Thinking of my friend and one of our greats this morning. Wishing him all the best and hoping for a speedy recovery."

Hurst replaced Greaves in the England team in 1966 after he injured a shin against France during the group stages.

Greaves helped Tottenham win the FA Cup in 1962 and 1967, while his career also included spells at AC Milan and West Ham United.

In the 1980s he forged a new career as a football pundit on ITV, most notably alongside former Liverpool striker Ian St John on Saint and Greavsie, which ran from 1985 to 1992.

Former Tottenham striker and BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker tweeted:  "Choked to read that Jimmy Greaves has had a severe stroke. One of my absolute heroes. Thoughts are with him and his family. Get well, Jimmy."
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Get well soon, Jimmy.

Is it really over 20 years since Saint and Greavsy were on TV? How time flies!
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I hope you make a full and speedy recovery, Jimmy.

You were and still are a true Spurs Legend.
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Jimmy Greaves: Ex-England and Spurs striker out of intensive care
Ex-England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves is out of intensive care after suffering a severe stroke on Sunday.

His family say the 75-year-old is able to sit up in bed, adding that while he is "by no means out of the woods there is room for cautious optimism."
One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him.”
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