Former Rangers striker Nacho Novo is in hospital after legends event
Former Rangers striker Nacho Novo is stable in hospital in Berlin after suffering chest pains following a legends tournament.
The 38-year-old was taken to hospital after playing in two matches in a Rangers side made up of former stars.
Novo, who was playing for Belfast side Glentoran until May, is expected to spend a week in hospital.
The Spaniard joined Rangers in 2004 from Dundee and spent six years at Ibrox, scoring 47 goals.
Reports suggested Novo suffered a heart attack owing to a blocked artery, which required surgery.
The Rangers Legends side Novo was playing for included Michael Mols, Derek Ferguson, Jorge Albertz, Andy Goram and Marvin Andrews.
On Sunday, Glentoran tweeted: "Best wishes to our former player @nnovo1010 for a swift and full recovery in hospital in Berlin after taking ill after playing in a masters tournament yesterday. Speedy recovery Nacho."
Rangers later tweeted: "The Club can confirm that Nacho Novo took ill after playing in the AOK Traditionmasters tournament in Berlin yesterday. He was admitted to hospital and is in a stable condition.
Everyone at the club wishes Nacho a speedy recovery."