By writer to theathletic.com
McDonald is a Scotland worldwide who moved to Fulham from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2016.
He has made 127 appearances for Fulham — together with 15 within the Premier League — however has not featured in any respect this season.
McDonald revealed his kidney illness in an interview with Fulham’s membership web site.
“I’ve been preventing a continual kidney illness, kidney failure, ever since I began taking part in soccer,” he mentioned.
“I’ve had it my complete profession and been beneath the orders of the medical doctors all through my complete profession.
“I’ve had lots of people asking why I’m not taking part in or not happening mortgage.
“I’ve identified I’ve wanted a kidney transplant for almost 12 years now. I’ve liked my complete profession in soccer however on the similar time, at the back of my thoughts, my well being has at all times been my precedence. Soccer is a recreation however we’re speaking about life threatening illnesses.
“I’ve received one kidney that does not work in any respect and one kidney that is about 10 per cent now. I have been taking part in with stage 1, to now stage 5 kidney illness, which is continual kidney illness, kidney failure.”
What does the long run maintain for McDonald?
He nonetheless hopes to proceed taking part in after the transplant.
“I need to return and play, that’s my intention,” he added.
McDonald additionally mentioned that he would contemplate taking on a training position as soon as he has recovered from the process.
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