Sepp Blatter suffered a “small emotional breakdown” and “nervous shock”, which has caused the suspended FIFA president to be taken to a hospital, according to various reports on Thursday.

According to BBC, the 79-year-old Blatter will remain in the hospital until next Tuesday when he plans to return to work. Blatter is expected to make full recovery.

"He is in [the] hospital but he has just been told to relax for a few days and he will be back to work on Tuesday,” Klaus Stoehlker, Blatter’s adviser, said to Press Association Sport via "His most important message is that he is fully preparing himself to go ahead with his fight against his 90-day suspension. He is deeply convinced that the ethics commission cannot force him out.”

Blatter, who is from Switzerland, has been advised by doctors in previous weeks to rest due to stress. Blatter has been suspended for 90 days in October due to his alleged involvement in corruption in the world organising body for soccer.

Another official suspended is Michel Platini, who is implicated in the corruption case that alleges wrongdoing during the sale of the World Cup TV rights in 2010 and 2014. Both Platini and Blatter have denied any transgression during the sale of rights in those World Cups.

Blatter, who is expected to appeal the suspension, has been part of the FIFA organization since 1981 and was elected FIFA president in 1998. He was re-elected four times and has been its chief for the past 17 years.

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