Edwin van der Sar is transferred to a hospital in the Netherlands from Croatia

The former Dutch footballer Edwin van der Sar has returned to his native country and is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a Dutch hospitalhas confirmed this Saturday his club, Ajax Amsterdam, on behalf of his wife.

Van der Sar suffered a brain hemorrhage last week while on vacation in Croatia and was admitted to a hospital in Split, which he has already left for the Netherlands. “Edwin was repatriated from Croatia on Friday afternoon and is currently in the ICU of a Dutch hospital,” the statement said.

Also, as reported earlier in the week, his life is not in danger after a critical first few hours: “His situation remains the same: stable, in a state that is not life-threatening, and communicative.”

The Van der Sar family would like to express their deep gratitude to the Split University Hospital for the great care received during the last week,” said his wife, Annemarie van der Sar.

“Edwin has to remain in the Intensive Care Unit, where he will continue to be investigated, and the family fervently hopes that he can then focus on his recovery.” added. Van der Sar had left his job as Ajax general manager last month after a trophyless season, saying he needed to recharge his batteries after nearly 11 years as the Amsterdam club’s chief executive officer.

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