Ex-Tottenham youngster wins £7m in damages

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.

Radwan Hamed (pictured second right) with his father Raymond (second left), mother Christabel (right) and sisters Nadine (left) and Farida
Radwan Hamed (pictured second right) with his father Raymond (second left), mother Christabel (right) and sisters Nadine (left) and Farida

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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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