Jimmy Greaves illness not coronavirus related as he spends night in hospital

Jimmy Greaves' illness is not coronavirus related, his family have confirmed.

Tottenham announced their record scorer had been hospitalised on Tuesday and was underoing treatment.

His family have since told Mirror Sport that Greaves spent a 'comfortable' night in hospital and is awaiting further tests.

Former Sunday People columnist Greaves, 80, is the greatest goal scorer in English football history and helped the Three Lions to World Cup glory in 1966.

Greaves suffered a severe stroke in May 2015, which left him wheelchair-bound.

In a statement late on Tuesday evening, Tottenham said: "We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital.

"We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course.

"Everybody at the club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family."

Free-scoring Greaves came through the ranks at Chelsea, netting 132 goals in 169 matches before joining Italian giants AC Milan.

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