Jack Charlton breaks hip in fall

Jack Charlton.

Jack Charlton.

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FOOTBALL legend Jack Charlton is undergoing an operation today after he broke his hip in a fall.

The 1966 World Cup hero fell down the stairs at his home near Morpeth and had to crawl to the phone to call for help.

The Ashington born 76-year-old is also thought to have suffered head injuries in the incident, which happened on Tuesday night.

He was taken to the RVI in Newcastle by his son John.

The central defender, who played for Lees United, was part of the England team who beat West Germany 4-2 to lift the Jules Rimet trophy.