Paul Canoville’s condition has improved, the foundation set up by the former Chelsea star have announced.
Canoville has been in intensive care at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital but is now off the critical list.
The Paul Canoville Foundation announced earlier this month that he was in a critical condition after suffering complications following emergency surgery.
The Southall-born 58-year-old was Chelsea’s first black player and established himself as a popular figure during a five-year spell at Stamford Bridge.
He was signed from Hillingdon Borough in 1981 and played a starring role in the team which won the Second Division title three years later.
GOOD NEWS: After weeks in ICU Paul is off the critical list. He’s facing a long road to full recovery but has started that journey.Huge thanks to awesome NHS staff! Get well cards now gratefully accepted at Chelsea & Westminster hospital SW10 by post 💙 #TeamCanners @ChelseaFc pic.twitter.com/KNKsE4VOUM
— Paul Canoville Foundation (@_PCFoundation) February 22, 2021
Canoville has been involved with his former club in recent years, working on Chelsea Foundation projects and as a host in hospitality areas at the Bridge.