Ex-Newcastle keeper Srnicek "critical" after cardiac arrest

Czech Republic international played in Premier League across numerous spells

Pavel Srnicek, Sheffield Wednesday

Srnicek at Wednesday (Tony Marshall / EMPICS Sport)

Former Newcastle United and Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek is in a critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest.

The former Czech Republic international was on holiday when it occurred while he was out running.

The 47-year-old, who played for Newcastle between 1991 and 1998 and also had spells at Wednesday, West Ham and Portsmouth before his 2007 retirement, is in hospital.

His English agent Steve Wraith sent an update on Srnicek's condition on Twitter: