Touching! Former Premier League star Ivan Klasnic diagnosed with kidney problems (photos)

Touching! Former Premier League star Ivan Klasnic diagnosed with kidney problems (photos)

- Ivan Klasnic has suffered a third Kidney failure

- The Croatian star might have to wait up to Seven years to receive a new organ

- Klasnic had already received one kidney each from his mother and father

Former Bolton player Ivan Klasnic is set to receive his third Kidney transplant following another kidney failure.

The ex- Croatian football star had already experienced two kidney failures in 2007, with the first replacement gotten from his mother, and another from his father when his body rejected the first.

Ivan Klasnic diagnosed with kidney problems

Ivan Klasnic diagnosed with kidney problems

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According to The Sun UK, Klasnic faced serious health challenges then became bed-ridden last September after he fell critically ill because his organ failed.

Since then, he has spent no less than three days a week on dialysis in the hospital, while joining the line for a new Kidney.

Speaking on a documentary aired on NDR in Germany, he said: “I thought I’d have a shorter life or something.

“I have to accept the fate of it, go on dialysis, but maybe it’ll [turn around] and there’ll be a happy ending.

“And that would be that successful third transplant and me no longer having to go on dialysis."

“The hardest part is that my mother lost a kidney and I am grateful to my parents a lot.”

This, however, is not the end of active football days for Ivan Klasnic.

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The Croatian striker still plays football once a week between his treatments and has revealed that he will try to live as normally as possible, picking his 9-year old daughter from school, cooking for her and doing her homework.

NAIJ.com recalls that Ivan Klasnic joined Bolton in 2009, scoring 20 goals in 77 games for the club.

He became the first footballer to play in a major international tournament with a replacement kidney after he was picked to play for Croatia at Euro 2008.

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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