A photo of Edwin van der Sar and his wife, Annemarie van Kesteren, in his hospital room was shared by him on Twitter.
Van der Sar, former star of Manchester United and Ajax, aged 52, was initially hospitalized in Croatia while vacationing, before being transferred to a hospital in the Netherlands.
“I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been moved from the intensive care unit,” Van der Sar expressed in a statement via his Twitter profile.
“Although I’m still in the hospital, I’m optimistic about returning home next week to continue my recuperation.”
Van der Sar’s health update on 7 July triggered a wave of supportive messages, for which he conveyed his heartfelt gratitude in his latest post.
“We extend our thanks to everyone who sent such wonderful and encouraging messages,” he further added.
In his career, Van der Sar, who earned 130 caps for his country, stepped down from his position as Ajax’s CEO in May, after the team placed third in the Dutch league and missed the Champions League qualification for the first time since 2009.
After retiring from Manchester United in 2011, he joined the Ajax board in 2012 and assumed the position of the club’s CEO in 2016.
Throughout his tenure with the Red Devils, Van der Sar featured in 266 games, contributing to their victory in four Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League. He also had stints with Fulham and Juventus.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Edwin van der Sar health update
What happened to former Netherlands goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar?
Edwin van der Sar suffered a brain hemorrhage. He was initially hospitalized in Croatia while on holiday and was later transferred to a Dutch hospital. He has recently been moved out of the intensive care unit.
Is Edwin van der Sar still in the hospital?
Yes, as of the latest update, Edwin van der Sar is still in the hospital, although he is no longer in the intensive care unit. He is hopeful to return home the following week to continue his recovery.
How has the public responded to Edwin van der Sar’s health condition?
There has been a significant outpouring of goodwill and supportive messages for Edwin van der Sar after the news of his condition broke on 7 July. He has expressed his gratitude for the same.
What was Edwin van der Sar’s professional role prior to this incident?
Before this incident, Van der Sar had stepped down from his position as the chief executive of Ajax in May. This was after the team finished third in the Dutch league and failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2009.
What is Van der Sar’s football career history?
Edwin van der Sar is a former goalkeeper who has won 130 caps for his country, Netherlands. He retired from playing after leaving Manchester United in 2011, having made 266 appearances for the club and helping them win four Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League. He joined the Ajax board in 2012, becoming the club’s chief executive in 2016. He also had stints with Fulham and Juventus.