Former Man Utd Defender Gordon McQueen Diagnosed With Dementia
Faizan Hashmi 6 days ago Tue 23rd February 2021 | 07:30 PM
They said McQueen had no regrets about his career and had "lived life to the full".
The statement added: "But he wants other footballers of today's generation to know there may be risks with persistent heading of the ball.
"Dad scored some important goals in his career and memorable headers but used to stay back in training, heading the ball to the goalkeeper for practice over and over.
"He does wonder if this has been a factor in his dementia as his symptoms appeared in his mid-60s." McQueen's Leeds team-mate Jack Charlton died with dementia last year and it was recently confirmed that England great Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with the disease.
The Football Association is currently supporting two independently led research studies examining former professional players for early signs of neurocognitive degeneration.