Greaves leaves hospital a month after stroke

London: Former England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves has left hospital just over a month after suffering a severe stroke.

Former England footballer Jimmy Greaves. Pic/Getty Images
Former England footballer Jimmy Greaves. Pic/Getty Images 

The 75-year-old was admitted into intensive care on May 3 but his friend and agent Terry Baker has now confirmed Greaves "has left hospital and entered a rehabilitation unit for the next few weeks".

Baker added in a statement on Facebook: "He has improved considerably but there is still a very long way to go."

Greaves scored 44 goals for England — the fourth-highest total of all time — and also netted 266 goals in 379 matches for Spurs. Greaves also suffered a minor stroke in 2012.

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