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England World Cup winner suffers minor stroke

World Cup winner and former Manchester United star Nobby Stiles MBE has reassured fans about his health after suffering a "very minor" stroke, reports the Manchester Evening News . The England hero of 1966 spent two days in hospital last week but has been recovering at home since the weekend, his agent Terry Baker said.

The 68 year old was hospitalised after a period of "disorientation" which has been diagnosed as a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).

Baker said: "The doctors have described it as a very minor stoke and nowhere near as serious as some stokes can be.

"When I spoke to him this morning he told me he had suffered a moment of disorientation.

"He joked that both of us have been having moments of disorientation for the last 30 years."

Baker said Stiles has seen a cardiovascular consultant and is expected to undergo surgery in the next few weeks.

"There is going to be a small operation to put it right," the agent added.

"In the meantime, he's at home and in good spirits.

"But he's had to cancel a number of engagements for the time being."

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