West Coast Eagles AFL legend Peter Matera is reported to have suffered a severe heart attack on Sunday.
The news was broken by teammate Brad Hardie to Perth’s 6PR.
The 53-year-old was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery to implant two stents in his heart.
While Hardie said he was not ‘fully aware’ of the extent of his current condition, he said this morning that Matera is currently in recovery at Bendigo Hospital.
Having started his career with the South Fremantle football the winger played 253 games for the West Coast Eagles between 1990 and 2002.
Considered an all-time great, he was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in 2006.
Well wishes for the AFL great were posted on Twitter:
@Aussiepeter55 wrote: “Oh dear hope he makes a good recovery. Was one of the best players I have ever watched.”
@ShianneTweets wrote: “Far too many heart attacks, hope he recovers.”
No further details have emerged relating to Matera’s condition.