Clarets Legend Seriously ill In Hospital

Willie Irvine In Preston Royal Hospital High Dependency Unit 

Clarets legend Willie Irvine is recovering in hospital having suffered a fractured skull and several broken bones following a fall at his home.  A Northern Ireland International he made 126 appearances, scoring 78 goals for the club between 1960 & 1968, but he had an accident at home on Tuesday evening falling down the stairs.


Although he remains in the high-dependency unit of the Royal Preston Hospital, his family are hoping for a full recovery. A family spokesman said: “He is on an upward recovery and we are thankful for everyone’s love and best wishes we have received.”

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