Former Dundee and Raith Rovers striker Nacho Novo has reportedly suffered a heart attack after playing for Rangers in a Masters tournament in Germany.
The 38-year-old, who played for the Ibrox club between 2004 and 2010, was featuring in the AOK Traditionsmasters 2018 in Berlin on Saturday when he suffered chest pains.
Reports suggest Novo had a heart attack and was taken to hospital for an operation.
Northern Irish side Glentoran, who released Novo in May, tweeted: “Best wishes to our former player Nacho Novo for a swift and full recovery in hospital in Berlin after taking ill after playing in a masters tournament yesterday. Speedy recovery Nacho.”
On Saturday morning Novo posted a picture on Instagram of him sharing a pre-match coffee with team-mate Michael Mols, with Gordon Durie, Alex Rae, Andy Goram and Jorg Albertz also playing for Rangers.
The Scottish club lost both of their round-robin games, though Novo was on the scoresheet several times according to the tournament’s official website.
Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton was among those showing his support.
Best wishes and thoughts to Nacho Novo and his family after he had a heart attack yesterday
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) January 7, 2018
Best wishes to our former player @nnovo1010 for a swift and full recovery in hospital in Berlin after taking ill after playing in a masters tournament yesterday. Speedy recovery Nacho.
— Glentoran FC (@Glentoran) January 7, 2018
Novo played 71 times for Dundee between 2002 and 204, scording 26 times.
He moved to the Dens Park side from Raith Rovers, where he scored 18 times in 33 appearances.