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Ex-Ajax and Manchester United goalie Van der Sar leaves intensive care after bleed around his brain


AMSTERDAM (AP) — Former Netherlands goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has been released from an intensive care unit in a Dutch hospital. He says he now hopes to return home next week as he recovers from a bleed around the brain. Van der Sar gave an update on his health Tuesday in an Instagram post next to a photo of him sitting up in a hospital bed with his arm around his wife, Annemarie. The post was Van der Sar’s first direct communication since suffering a bleed around the brain in Croatia on July 7 and being admitted to an intensive care unit in Croatia. Previously, his wife and Ajax had given updates on his condition.

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