Former Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald revealed he is back in training as he attempts to return to football after a kidney transplant. The Scottish international was forced to sit out last season after suffering from a serious illness. His brother donated his kidney and after the surgery has been training with the Fulham academy as well as his former club Dundee. He expressed gratitude to his brother and is on the lookout for a new club.
“In the end, it was my brother who stepped forward,” former Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald said. “The gesture from him was unbelievable, there are no words in the dictionary to describe my love for him, the fact he went through that himself. You go into that room [for the surgery], I was scared for my life of course I was – they were putting in the thing that puts you to sleep and I could not stop shaking.”
“They were brilliant and trying to make me relax but, by this point, you can’t relax, there’s no way,” he added. “And you don’t think of the after-effects, but the first thing I tried to do was get up as normal and I was like ‘oh, I can’t do that – it was not excruciating pain but an awkward pain. You just need to adjust and that is how it was for the first two or three days. It was good having the boots back on but three hours later it was the worst thing I’ve ever done!”
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