West Coast Eagles AFL great Peter Matera is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Matera suffered the heart attack on Sunday and was rushed to hospital, where he reportedly had two stents inserted.

The 53-year-old is one of West Coast’s all-time greatest players, having won two premierships during his glittering 253-game AFL career.

He also won five All-Australian jumpers to go with the 1992 Norm Smith medal for his breathtaking five-goal display in the club’s 28-point grand final win over Geelong.

“He’s in hospital in Bendigo right now … two stents in his heart and rehabilitating as we speak,” Brownlow medallist Brad Hardie said.