Sir Bobby consultant says legend is well

A SENIOR consultant overseeing Sir Bobby Robson's hospital treatment for his shock illness has today begun talking about letting the football legend home.

A SENIOR consultant overseeing Sir Bobby Robson's hospital treatment for his shock illness has today begun talking about letting the football legend home.

Dr Gerry Rayman, Ipswich Hospital's clinical director for medicine, has spoken positively about Sir Bobby's condition in hospital.

He said: “I'm very pleased to say Sir Bobby Robson is today feeling very well.

“He has had a good night's sleep and a good breakfast and once we have completed our investigations, we will be letting him home.”

The former Ipswich Town and England manager was taken ill yesterday during Ipswich Town's opening match of the season against Crystal Palace.

He was a guest of honour at the game at Portman Road having recently accepted the post of club president.

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He told officials he felt unwell around 10 minutes after kick-off and after being seen by the club doctor, was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Dr Rayman remained tight-lipped about what is wrong with Sir Bobby, refusing to comment on his illness.