Former Scotland defender Gordon McQueen diagnosed with dementia

  • McQueen played for Manchester United and Leeds
  • Family say he wonders whether heading has been a factor

Gordon McQueen, who was revered for his bravery in the air in a career during which he played for Leeds and Manchester United and earned 30 caps for Scotland, has warned modern-day footballers of the risks of heading balls after he was diagnosed with vascular dementia.

His family said that although the 68-year-old was still fully aware of his friends and relatives, his cognitive functions were no longer the same. They said he feared that heading a ball repeatedly may have been a factor.

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Category: Dementia