Post-mortem reveals O`Donnell died from heart failure
Glasgow (ANTARA News) - Motherwell midfielder Phil O`Donnell died from
heart failure, the club said on Tuesday after a post-mortem.
The 35-year-old former Celtic player collapsed on the pitch during the
Scottish Premier League match against Dundee United on Saturday and was
pronounced dead at hospital having failed to regain consciousness.
"The post-mortem revealed that Phil had suffered left ventricular
failure of the heart," Motherwell club doctor Robert Liddle said on the
club`s Web site (www.motherwellfc.co.uk).
Several matches in Scotland have been postponed on Wednesday as a mark
of respect for O`Donnell, including Motherwell`s away game at Hibernian
and the Old Firm match between Celtic and Rangers. Tributes were also
paid to O`Donnell before Tuesday`s Premier League matches in England,
Reuters reported.(*) END