Tottenham announced that its record holder had been hospitalized on Tuesday and was undergoing treatment.
His family has since told Mirror Sport that Greaves had spent a “comfortable” night in hospital and is awaiting further testing.
Greaves, 80, is the greatest goalscorer in the history of English football and helped the Three Lions to the glory of the World Cup in 1966.
He was a columnist for the Sunday People until he suffered a stroke in 2015 that left him in a wheelchair.
Greaves spoke to his wife Irene this morning because he is not allowed to receive visitors.
And he and his family hope to get a clearer picture of the problem later in the day after the tests are done. Greaves was not struck again.
Tottenham said in a statement on Tuesday evening, “We can confirm that our top scorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated at the hospital.
“We are in touch with his family and will provide new updates in due course.
“Everyone at the club sends best wishes to Jimmy and his family. “
Greaves, a free scorer, rose through the ranks at Chelsea, scoring 132 goals in 169 games before joining the Italian giant AC Milan.
The striker returned to England when he joined the Spurs for £ 99,999 in December 1961 and scored a record 266 goals in 379 competitive appearances for the North London club.
Greaves won two FA Cups and the Cup Winners’ Cup at White Hart Lane, before joining West Ham as the deceased, the great Martin Peters changed direction.
He scored 44 goals in 57 appearances for England, with an injury in the last group match of the 1966 World Cup allowing Sir Geoff Hurst the chance to come into the side.
Greaves is now struggling with his speech but can still sign his famous autograph.
One of the nurses who regularly visits his home in Essex expressed concern that his health was not as normal yesterday and he was taken to hospital for follow-up and testing.