Former Manchester United and England striker Andrew Cole his recuperating in hospital after undergoing a kidney transplant in his long-standing battle against Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis.
The club declared on Friday that the 45-year-old has had surgery at the Manchester Royal Infirmary as a feature of his treatment for a condition called Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis.
The England international, who won the treble with United 18 years back, experienced a condition which causes scarring of the kidneys. Specialists are comprehended to have been satisfied with how the arranged surgery went.
A statement released by United said: “Andrew and his family would like to thank the club and fans for their support,” United said in a statement. “They also request that he can continue with his treatment in private, and ask that their privacy is respected.”
Andrew Cole, who earned 15 international Caps for England, won five Premier League titles and the Champions League in a sparkling career at Old Trafford in the wake of making his leap forward at Newcastle United.
The 45-year-old was said to have first endured kidney failure in June 2015 subsequently of getting an airborne infection. spending weeks in hospital experiencing a kidney biopsy, dialysis and plasmapheresis treatment and has been under the care of Dr Mike Picton, a nephrologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
In a meeting with the BBC in February a year ago, Andy Cole said he would be “delighted” if his kidney returned to “70-80 percent” however, he keeps experiencing a weakening in his condition from that point forward and that force the need to go for a transplant.