Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper has suffered a brain haemorrhage, the club has confirmed. Harper, who is currently the academy director at Newcastle, is said to be recovering in the hospital.
The 45-year-old former footballer, who played for Newcastle from 1993 to 2013, is highly regarded by the club and its fans. He made a total of 199 appearances for the Magpies during his career.
Newcastle United released a statement confirming the news, stating that Harper had been admitted to the hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage. The club also expressed their support for him and his family during this challenging time.
Harper’s former teammates and members of the footballing community have taken to social media to send their well wishes and support. Many have expressed their shock and concern over the news, with messages of hope and prayers for a speedy recovery.
Harper joined Newcastle United as a youth player and progressed through the ranks to become a key figure in the team. After retiring from professional football, he took on the role of academy director at the club, where he has continued to contribute to the development of young players.
The news of Harper’s brain haemorrhage has sent shockwaves throughout the footballing world, with fans and fellow professionals expressing their concern and offering their support. The severity of the situation is clear, but the exact details of Harper’s condition have not been disclosed.
As the football community rallies around one of its own, the thoughts and prayers of fans, teammates, and colleagues are with Steve Harper and his family. Everyone hopes for a full and speedy recovery for the former Newcastle United goalkeeper.