Kenny Sansom diagnosed with Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome

Tue 08 December 2020 | 3:44

Ex-England international defender, Kenny Sansom has been diagnosed with Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome but is now out of the hospital.

Former Arsenal and Palace player, was in hospital in May, with no info given on his status other than he did not have Covid-19.

After a month, he was still in hospital and required 24-hour attention.

Currently, that's all there was about the 62-year-old but on Monday his family presented an update.

The family of Kenny Sansom wish to update Crystal Palace supporters on Kenny’s health, following reports earlier this year that he was hospitalized.


Kenny is out of hospital and settled in new accommodation, but has been diagnosed with Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome, a type of brain disorder and form of dementia.


He is in the early stages of the illness, which is reversible and treatable. With the support of his family and carers, he is on the first steps of his road to recovery.


Those closest to him are encouraged by his progress and the positive attitude he is showing in difficult circumstances.


The family would like his and their privacy to be respected.


As always, everyone at Crystal Palace Football Club wishes Kenny well, and we look forward to welcoming him back to Selhurst Park again soon.


began his career in south London and led them to win the Second Division in 1979, before moving to the Gunners in 1980 where he got the League Cup after seven years.

He's also featured in Newcastle, QPR, Coventry, Everton, Brentford, and Watford and played at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, having won 86 England caps, before separating in 1994.

source: SportMob