Iker Casillas’ wife has been hospitalised after suffering a setback in her fight against cancer.
Sports journalist and model Sara Carbonero was admitted to a private hospital in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona just two days after turning 37.
Details of her new health scare emerged on Wednesday after she had to suspend work commitments.
Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker is said to be taking it in turns with Sara’s family to visit his wife at the University Clinic of Navarra Hospital where she has been operated on after her admission last Friday.
Local reports quoting sources close to the journalist say she is recovering and looking forward to getting back to her daily life as normal if things go to plan.
Sara announced in May 2019 she had been operated on for ovarian cancer.
Doctors discovered the malignant tumour shortly after the heart attack which brought her husband’s playing career to a premature end.
She underwent surgery at Madrid’s prestigious Ruber International Clinic to remove the tumour before undergoing several months of chemotherapy.
Sara, who has two children with Iker, is yet to make an official comment.
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