Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer has suffered a second stroke and been re-admitted to hospital.
Glazer’s condition is not said to be life threatening but he is expected to remain under medical supervision until at least the end of the month.
The American, 77, has been in hospital for most of the last six weeks after suffering a first stroke on 16 April.
His son, Joel, said Glazer is expected to be released in the next few weeks.
Glazer, who is being treated at Florida’s Cleveland Clinic, is finding difficulty with speech and movement on his right side.
“Doctors expect my father to return home in the next few weeks,” said Joel Glazer, one of his sons to the press.
“As a result of this stroke his rehabilitation period will be longer and more challenging. Our family appreciates all the support and warm wishes that we have received.“
A spokesman for the family insisted that the running of Manchester United was unaffected.
Glazer bought the club for £790m last summer.