The Austrian football legend Toni Polster (59) suffered a perforated stomach and had to undergo surgery. Corresponding previous media reports have now been confirmed both by his club SC Wiener Viktoria and on his homepage.
“Toni underwent immediate and successful surgery on Thursday following a perforated stomach,” says a short statement on his official website. The trainer is therefore “currently still in the intensive care unit for observation”. However, the condition of the former professional footballer is “good to very good given the circumstances”. More detailed information will follow on the page at a later date.
SC Wiener Viktoria also spoke up and wished them a “get well soon” on Instagram, among other things. The attached comment says: "As was reported by the media yesterday, our trainer suffered a perforated stomach on Thursday and was immediately operated on successfully!"
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During his active career, Polster also played in Germany - at 1. FC Köln and Borussia Mönchengladbach. He is also the record goalscorer for the Austrian national football team with 44 goals.