Clarke feeling better at Leicester

Clive Clarke admits he feels 'a hell of a lot better' following his recent double heart failure.

The defender collapsed during half-time of Leicester City's Carling Cup second round tie at Nottingham Forest late last month.

The Irishman, who was on loan at Leicester from Sunderland, concedes he is not yet 100 per cent, but is feeling much improved.

"I feel all right," Clarke told Sky Sports News . "Obviously I'm still not 100 per cent, but I feel a hell of a lot better than I did two weeks ago.

"It was a hard couple of days afterwards, trying to understand what happened, and then obviously hearing from people in the room what happened.

"It was a bit surreal."

Clarke admits he remembers little about the incident, but acknowledged he is 'very lucky' to still be alive.

He added: "I just remember coming off at half-time and I went into the changing room. The next thing I know I'm in the back of an ambulance.

"I've been told (what happened) and obviously I'm a very lucky person to be here now.

"It's something you never prepare yourself for in football, you think you're fitter than the normal man in the street.

"You expect a broken leg or a bad knee, but you always think your heart is in good order. To hear what happened was a bit frightening."

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