A former Tottenham Hotspur player left severely brain damaged after the club breached its duties to him has won a damages claim of around £7m.
Despite scans showing that his heart was ‘unequivocally abnormal’ Radwan Hamed was allowed to continue playing football.
The player, then aged 17, collapsed during his first game as a professional for Spurs in Belgium in August 2006.
A High Court judge had previously ruled Tottenham breached its duties to Radwan and this morning damages believed to be in the region of £7m were ordered to be paid after a 10-year court battle.
Hamed, a gifted striker, was screened by Dr Peter Mills, the Football Association’s regional cardiologist for South East England when he signed a professional contract.
Originally Published on dailymail.co.uk
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