Jump to content
talkfootball365
  • Welcome to talkfootball365!

    The better place to talk football.

Stephen Darby Retires After Being Diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease


football forum

Recommended Posts

Bolton defender Stephen Darby has retired from football after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

The full-back, 29, was diagnosed recently by a specialist.

"It is with great sadness that I announce my immediate retirement from professional football due to a recent diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease," said Darby.

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank my team-mates, Phil Parkinson and all the staff at Bolton Wanderers Football Club for their amazing support at what has been an extremely difficult period for myself and my family.

"I would like to ask for privacy at this time so I can adjust to the battle I have ahead and so that I can spend time with those closest to me."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 8
  • Created
  • Last Reply
On 19/09/2018 at 01:08, Harry said:

Poor guy. Is it right to retire though? I.e. Will football harm him?

If not wouldn't you do better to keep playing if it's something you love to do...?

Have a read up on MND - it's horrendous. If he's walking this time next year, he'll be doing well, let alone performing as a professional athlete.

Truly awful for the lad, can't imagine much worse than being given that diagnosis at such a young age. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
On 24/09/2018 at 15:19, Stan said:

Great shame that a player's career is cut short like this.

Is this the same disease Fernando Ricksen had? 

Yeah, and he is still alive 5 years later so he must doing alright. Most famously it's what Stephen Hawking had, he was  a living miracle by the fact he survived so long but it's a cruel, cruel disease. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


Sign up or subscribe to remove this ad.


×
×
  • Create New...