Ipswich Town boss and former England international Kieron Dyer is undergoing tests in hospital, the club has confirmed.
Dyer, 42, currently serves as Ipswich Under-23 boss and played for QPR during his long career.
A short statement from the club confirmed the distressing news.
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It reads: “The Club can confirm that Town U23 manager Kieron Dyer is currently undertaking tests in hospital.
“Everyone at Ipswich Town Football Club sends their best wishes to Kieron at this time. We ask everyone to respect Kieron’s privacy, and we will be making no further comment on the matter.”
Ipswich have not clarified the reason for Dyer’s admission to hospital.
He took part in the latest series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins , but withdrew from the show last month for medical reasons reports the Mirror Online.
Dyer suffered cracked rib during a wrestling challenge which punctured his lung, leaving him in crippling pain during Channel 4’s Ant-Middleton-hosted show.
“I started screaming with the pain,” Dyer told The Mirror . “My body shut down, my body was just breaking down and that was the end for me.
“I got taken to hospital and my broken rib had punctured my lung and it had collapsed. I just couldn’t breathe and then that’s when I keeled over.”
He added: “I’ve never been in a situation where I’ve been that breathless before. You’re just gasping for air. It’s like you’re being strangled, or you’re drowning.
“At the time the medic thought maybe I was having a panic attack.
“But the pain I was in when they were lifting me up, he knew it was more than that. It was horrible.”
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The former midfielder came through the ranks with Ipswich and made 117 appearances during two spells at Portman Road.
He retired from playing in 2013 and took up an academy coaching role with the East Anglian club the following year.
Dyer was subsequently promoted to assistant manager of the Under-18 side in 2018 and was appointed Under-23 manager last October after a brief spell away from the club.
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