Update on Paul Canoville’s condition

Paul Canoville’s Foundation has today announced that although he remains in hospital, our former player is off the critical list.

At the start of the month there was news that Paul was critically ill after complications set in following emergency surgery. Today his Foundation tweeted:

GOOD NEWS: After weeks in ICU Paul is off the critical list. He’s facing a long road to full recovery but has started that journey. Huge thanks to awesome NHS staff! Get well cards now gratefully accepted at Chelsea & Westminster hospital SW10 by post 💙

All at Chelsea Football Club wish Paul well on his continuing road to recovery.

He was a significant part of the Chelsea squad which under manager John Neal, revitalised the club’s fortunes and restored our status in the upper reaches of the top flight in the 1980s. Importantly, as the first black player in the team, Paul overcame awful prejudice and abuse to make his prominent contribution to that era.