Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee, who was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata with chest infection, was showing improvement in his health conditions, a statement from the medical facility said on Wednesday.

The 83-year-old was admitted to the hospital for the second time in less than a month with a history of fever and cough.

“Banerjee is showing improvement in his clinical condition and responding well to the ongoing treatment,” a statement from the Medica Superspecialty Hospital said.

According to his family, he is likely to be taken out of the Intensive Care Unit to general ward on Thursday.

The 1962 Asian Games gold medallist is being treated by a panel of specialists, including pulmonologist Dr Nandini Biswas, internal medicine and intensivist Dr Tanmoy Banerjee, and is also being supervised by the team of Neurosciences under the care of Dr L N Tripathy and Dr Sunandan Basu.