Former Brazil captain Ricardo suffers stroke

RIO DE JANEIRO Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:05pm IST

A file photo shows Vasco da Gama's head coach Ricardo Gomes during the team's Copa Sudamericana soccer match against Palmeiras in Sao Paulo August 25, 2011. Gomes was in hospital after suffering a stroke during his team's Brazilian championship match against Flamengo on Sunday. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/Files

A file photo shows Vasco da Gama's head coach Ricardo Gomes during the team's Copa Sudamericana soccer match against Palmeiras in Sao Paulo August 25, 2011. Gomes was in hospital after suffering a stroke during his team's Brazilian championship match against Flamengo on Sunday.

Credit: Reuters/Paulo Whitaker/Files

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Vasco da Gama coach Ricardo Gomes was in hospital after suffering a stroke during his team's Brazilian championship match against Flamengo on Sunday.

"His condition is of concern," Vasco's team doctor Clovis Munhoz told reporters after the 46-year-old Ricardo had surgery.

"The initial treatment is a surgical treatment to relieve the haemorrhaging, so there's a minimum possible suffering of the cerebral tissue."

Former Brazil defender and captain Ricardo was taken to hospital from the pitch after suffering head pains during the second half of Vasco's 0-0 draw with Ronaldinho's Flamengo in the Rio derby at the Engenhao.

(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Rex Gowar in Buenos Aires; editing by Ian Ransom; to query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

Soccer

REUTERS SHOWCASE

SpiceJet Bail-Out

SpiceJet Bail-Out

Co-founder of SpiceJet seeks time to finalise rescue  Full Article 

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Internet outage seen in N. Korea amid U.S. hacking dispute.  Full Article 

Tunisia Vote

Tunisia Vote

Veteran Essebsi wins Tunisia's first free presidential vote.  Full Article 

Singer Dies

Singer Dies

Joe Cocker, raspy-voiced British singer, dies at 70.  Full Article 

Cricket Update

Cricket Update

Shane Watson forced to leave Australia training by bouncer blow.  Full Article 

Jaycee Charged

Jaycee Charged

China charges Jackie Chan's son over drug offence.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device   Full Coverage