Kevin McDonald has left Fulham as the former Dundee and Wolves star recovers from a life-saving kidney transplant.
The midfielder started his career at Dundee and has been battling chronic kidney disease for 12 years, taking in spells with Burnley, Scunthorpe United, Notts County, Sheffield United, Wolves and most recently Fulham during that time.
The 32-year-old has five caps for Scotland and featured in 90 games for Dundee between 2005-2008 before his move south of the border, becoming a modern day hero at both Fulham and Wolves. McDonald was sidelined last season with his kidney issue but brother Fraser became his donor, both he and McDonald going through a successful kidney transplant.
Fulham said of the former Dundee and Wolves man in a statement: “Nothing short of a modern legend, McDonald has enjoyed tremendous success during his five years as a Fulham player, helping the Club to achieve two memorable promotions. A phenomenal leader on the pitch, the same can be said of McDonald’s influence off it.
“The character of the man was demonstrated recently when he revealed that he has been battling a kidney condition throughout his entire career. We were delighted to learn that both Kev and his brother are doing well following a successful kidney transplant last week, and continue to wish them both the best in their recovery.”
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