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Ex-Bolton player Klasnic critically ill

30 Sep

Ivan Klasnic

Ivan Klasnic played in a charity match at Bolton’s Macron Stadium in May

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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