Peter Matera Heart Attack Update, West Coast Eagles

Great Peter Matera of the West Coast is recovering at Bendigo Hospital after suffering a “serious” heart attack.

His former Eagles teammate Brad Hardy broke the news to 6PR in Perth.

“He’s in Bendigo Hospital now … with two stents in his heart and we’re rehabilitating as we talk,” Hardy said Monday morning.

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The 53-year-old suffered a heart attack on Sunday and had two stents implanted in his heart shortly thereafter.

“We’re not sure exactly how much at this stage,” Hardy said.

“We’re rehabilitating while talking at a hospital in Bendigo, so get Roke well. He’s a star.”

Matera played 253 games for the West Coast between 1990 and 2002, including two Premiership and the 1992 Norm Smith Medal.

Matera, a five-time All-Australian, was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in 2006 before becoming the first Indigenous member of the league’s tribunal jury in 2019.

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