I-League 2017: East Bengal's Anwar Ali 'stable' after suffering heart attack

Kolkata: Former India international and East Bengal's central defender Anwar Ali on Tuesday suffered a heart attack while returning home after a training session, but is said to be stable now.

The central defender was returning from practice when he suffered the heart attack, prompting his teammate Gurwinder Singh to rush him to the hospital on EM Bypass.

Anwar Ali was rushed to the nearest hospital after he complained that he was feeling uneasy. Twitter: @ILeagueOfficial

Anwar Ali was rushed to the nearest hospital after he complained that he was feeling uneasy. Twitter: @ILeagueOfficial

"He was admitted with discomfort and uneasiness. The ECG and angiogram report showed no major blockages. He's is doing okay and stable now. He is young and age is on his side," Sunip Banerjee, a cardiologist at Medica Superspecialty Hospital, told PTI.

This is a fresh blow to East Bengal, who have already given up on their title aspirations in the I-League, but the player has not been ruled out of the Federation Cup as yet.

"He should be fit to play before the Federation Cup. We are awaiting some other blood reports to see when he can be discharged," the doctor added.

The defender was sidelined after the club's 1-3 loss to Churchill Brothers as East Bengal went on to lose four matches in a row to bow out of the I-League title race.


Updated Date: Apr 25, 2017 21:13 PM

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