Sansom admitted to hospital

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Former Everton defender Kenny Sansom is in hospital for an unspecified condition.

The 61-year-old had a short spell with the Blues at the tail end of a successful career which saw him capped 86 times by England and win the League Cup with Arsenal.

According to his Twitter account which was updated on his behalf, Sansom is being cared for in hospital but no further details were provided and his "close family and friends" requested that his privacy be respected.

The London-born ex-player battled a gambling addiction and alcoholism after his career ended and was homeless for a while as a consequence. He received help from the Professional Footballers' Association and recently entered a detox programme.  

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John Wright
1 Posted 17/05/2020 at 21:33:45
He's currently in The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, with head injuries following a fight. He was never very complimentary about us when he retired but nevertheless wouldn't wish him ill.
Jay Harris
2 Posted 17/05/2020 at 21:59:46
Apparently he is now sitting up in bed in hospital following a head injury sustained in a drunken brawl in a pub.

Wish him a full recovery but footballers sure know how to waste lives.

Paul Birmingham
3 Posted 17/05/2020 at 22:08:25
I hope he's getting the help he needs and makes a full recovery.

As John says, and in my view, he didn't have any genuine respect for EFC, always remember his own goal in that Cup game.

Brent Stephens
4 Posted 17/05/2020 at 22:10:19
A sad story. Wish him well.
Joe Corgan
5 Posted 17/05/2020 at 22:13:50
Kenny was in the lounges at (I think) the last home game. He was a gentleman, funny but obviously still in a very bad place with his well-documented issues. He said as much himself. He was also quite complimentary about Everton and regretted some of the things that prevented him playing for us more often.

Get well soon, Kenny.

Alan McGuffog
6 Posted 17/05/2020 at 22:19:57
He played seven games for us. Admittedly he scored a goal. He was, presumably, given thousands of pounds in return.

I wonder why he didn't like us then?

Derek Knox
7 Posted 18/05/2020 at 15:39:40
The pubs being shut seems to be encouraging some people to drink as much, or even more than they did, when they were open. Like those who have mentioned before, hope he makes a recovery, and tries to get his life back on track.
John Davies
8 Posted 19/05/2020 at 18:12:29
How much did they pay for him?
Terry White
9 Posted 19/05/2020 at 18:42:41
John (#8), he played 6 games in 1992-93. Who cares?
Bob Parrington
10 Posted 20/05/2020 at 03:44:19
At 61 years of age, you would expect him to have the sense to not get embroiled in a fight in a pub. However, I hope he recovers quickly.

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