Former England and Chelsea player Ray Wilkins is reportedly seriously ill after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Ray Wilkins, 61, is said to have been placed in an induced coma after falling and hitting his head after suffering the heart attack at home in Cobham, Surrey, on Wednesday.
“He’s in hospital, he’s had a cardiac arrest and is in intensive care,” Wilkins’ wife, Jackie, told The Daily Mirror.
“He is not in a good state at all, I’m afraid. He’s critically ill. The cardiac arrest led to a fall which has meant he’s had to be put in an induced coma. It’s very, very bad.”
Wilkins, who played for Chelsea, Manchester United, QPR and Glasgow Rangers during his illustrious career, had previously been given the all-clear after undergoing a double heart bypass operation last July.
Ray Wilkins spent six years with Chelsea , while also having numerous stints as assistant manager. On one occasion, he led the side on a caretaker basis.
Carlo Ancelotti, under whom Wilkins worked at Stamford Bridge, once described him as having “real blue blood”.
Following the reports Chelsea tweeted: “The thoughts of everybody at Chelsea Football Club are with Ray Wilkins and his family tonight. Keep fighting Ray, you have our love and support.”