Former Bolton Wanderers and Croatia striker Ivan Klasnic is critically ill after his body rejected a transplanted kidney provided by his mother.
He first suffered kidney failure while playing for German side Werder Bremen in 2006, but resumed playing after his father provided a replacement.
The 36-year-old scored 24 goals in 77 games for Wanderers between 2009 and 2012 after signing from Nantes.
Bolton released a statement sending “support and best wishes” to Klasnic.
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