Drogba leads Wilkins well wishes after heart attack

first_imgRay Wilkins Drogba & Lampard lead well wishes to ex-Chelsea coach Wilkins after heart attack Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 15:30 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Ray Wilkins Getty Chelsea Premier League England The former Chelsea and England midfielder suffered a heart attack and fall at home, leading to him being placed into a coma The footballing world has sent its well-wishes to Ray Wilkins amid reports the former England captain is fighting for his life.Wilkins, 61, suffered a heart attack at home and was put into an induced coma after arriving at hospital.He is most closely associated with Chelsea, where he started a playing career that took him to the likes of Manchester United, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Rangers. He later coached the Stamford Bridge side, who were among the first to send their regards to their former caretaker and assistant manager. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “The thoughts of everybody at Chelsea Football Club are with Ray Wilkins and his family tonight,” the club wrote on Twitter.”Keep fighting Ray, you have our love and support.”Wilkins played for the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain in the 1970s and ’80s, while he made 84 appearances for England before turning to punditry after his career ended.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. pic.twitter.com/egOapZhDYN — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 30, 2018 His wife, Jackie, was quoted as telling the Daily Mirror : “He’s in hospital, he’s had a cardiac arrest and is in intensive care.”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.”In response, a raft of footballing personalities who have been touched by Wilkins have sent on their well wishes, including Didier Drogba, whose penalty secured the Blues their only Champions League crown to date back in 2012.Just found out about the news, be strong Ray Wilkins and family. We blue army are sending you… https://t.co/B72y5SCJPj— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) March 30, 2018Thoughts are with Ray Wilkins and his family. A top man and top pundit. #Gentleman— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) March 31, 2018Thoughts are with Ray Wilkins and his family. Rooting for you, Butch.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 31, 2018Really sad news to hear about my former team mate Ray Wilkins, stay strong pal :)— Norman Whiteside (@NormanWhiteside) March 31, 2018Thoughts and prayers go out for Ray Wilkins. Let’s hope he can pull through— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) March 31, 2018Love and best wishes to Ray Wilkins and family after the awful news tonight. Had a tough time in recent years but his politeness, genuine interest in others and humour is there in bucket loads.Praying for you Butch!— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 30, 2018We’re extremely saddened to hear former #QPR player and manager Ray Wilkins has suffered a suspected heart attack.All our prayers are with you, Ray. pic.twitter.com/pNy30MZuft— QPR FC (@QPRFC) March 30, 2018Was a kid at Hibs when Ray Wilkins signed an absolute gent of a man no airs or graces at all and great with all the young boys. Had time for everyone. Really liked him. Hope he pulls through  https://t.co/RbjorFJ04h— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) March 30, 2018Wilkins played 84 times for England during his playing career, captaining his country 10 times.last_img

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