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Former England international Kieron Dyer undergoes tests at hospital, Ipswich announces


Former England winger Kieron Dyer is hospitalized for tests, his ex-club Ipswich has announced.

Dyer, who currently works as the Tractor Boys’ Under-23 boss, confirmed the news in a brief statement on Wednesday.

Dyer has been Ipswich’s Under-23 head coach since October 2020
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He said: “The club can confirm that Town U23 manager Kieron Dyer is currently doing tests at the hospital.

“Everyone at Ipswich Town Football Club sends their best wishes to Kieron right now.

“We ask everyone to respect Kieron’s privacy, and we will not comment further on this.”

Dyer, who won 33 caps in England, started his playing career with Ipswich before spending eight years at Newcastle.

Former England international Kieron Dyer undergoes tests at hospital, Ipswich announces
We don’t know why Dyer is in the hospital
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He recently appeared on Channel 4’s “Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins”, but had to withdraw due to an injury – apparently a punctured lung.

Dyer courageously opened up about the heartbreaking experience of being sexually assaulted by his great-uncle as a child on the show, and explained how he struggled to cope with the trauma as an adult in an interview. emotional with talkSPORT in November 2020.

He said: “I never had help until my 30s, so I faced the abuse on my own,” he said.

“I developed certain traits that protected me, one of them was never to show vulnerability again. If someone comes looking for me, I blame me.

“When the press picked me up, I thought, ‘I can’t stand your bullshit.

Former England international Kieron Dyer undergoes tests at hospital, Ipswich announces
Dyer has been criticized by the press for being “flashy” during his career
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“I formed this stubborn personality, and what is so difficult is people judging me in my youth, I did monumental wrongs, but I am a decent and kind person.

“It was just the abuse and the way I dealt with it formed this personality that wasn’t true to my character, I was just never going to be vulnerable again.

“When I received help, I realized that 20 years of my life had been marred and that this was something I could never get back.”

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