Really bad news today that our former goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek has suffered a heart attack while running in the Czech Republic and he is now fighting for his life in an induced coma and is said to be in critical condition.
Pavel was at Newcastle only last week to publicize his new autobiography – Pavel is a Geordie – so this has come as a real shock to one of the most popular players ever to play for Newcastle.
Pavel Srnicek while at Newcastle United
It looks like it’s very serious and it seems that the 47 year-old collapsed while he was running in the town of Bohumin.
Srnicek was at Newcastle from 1991 until 1998.
Srnicek has also recently expressed an interest in coming back to Newcastle at some time in the future as a coach.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Pavel at this tragic time and we hope he can pull through.
Newcastle United have sent out this and you can get a message to Pavel via his Twitter account @PavelSrnicekUK.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 21, 2015