Port Vale: Horsfield fighting back again after second health scare
GEOFF Horsfield is reported to be on the mend after dicing with death for a second time.
The former Port Vale coach, who overcame testicular cancer four years ago, was hit by potentially deadly blood clots on the lungs.
The 39-year-old was rushed to hospital last month, after waking up in pain, and is now recovering at home in Lichfield.
The former Birmingham and and West Brom striker told the Birmingham Mail: "I am very, very lucky.
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"This came from nowhere, I've never known a pain like it.
"And after what happened with the cancer, I know I've had an escape again."
Horsfield is said to have been released from hospital after two days and is now on a course of tablets to thin his blood.
"I've lost one-and-a-half stone in weight and I can't do anything," he said. "I'm out of breath even if I go upstairs.
"The tablets I'm on have turned me into a zombie, but I'm just thankful I was rushed to hospital as the treatment I received was first class."
Horsfield, who joined Vale as player-coach from Lincoln in 2009, made just one start in 12 appearances for the club before calling time on his playing career.
He left the club in May to follow other opportunities and has since beein doing media work.