Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole suffered kidney failures in June 2015 after contracting an airborne virus.
Manchester United legend suffers kidney failures
Cole says he’s recovering and that his consultant at Manchester Royal Infirmary is hopeful he will make a full recovery
The striker in a statement revealed that spent three weeks in a hospital and underwent a course of strong steroids which have altered his appearance.
Cole says he’s recovering and that his consultant at Manchester Royal Infirmary is hopeful he will make a full recovery.
“In June of this year I suffered kidney failure, caused as a result of contracting an airborne virus and I have been under medical care ever since,” he said in the statement released by Manchester United.
“I was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with a condition called Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis. I spent close to three weeks in hospital under expert medical care, undergoing a kidney biopsy, temporary haemodialysis (dialysis) as well as plasmapheresis treatment.
“During this time I have been unable to work or to carry out my normal day to day activities and I am under close supervision from the renal team at the Manchester Royal Infirmary.
“I am on a course of medication including some very strong steroids which has led to the change in my appearance.”
The 44-year-old thanked the doctor who saw him through the kidney failures and also his wife Shirley Dewar and two children.
Cole, a prolific striker, scored a total of 121 goals for Manchester United and was part of the historic 1999 treble winning team.
United have sent their best wishes to Cole.
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