Jackie McNamara’s daughter has provided an update on her father after he collapsed earlier and had to undergo emergency surgery.
There was terrible news earlier today as news broke out that former Celtic captain collapsed outside his house in York and it was reported that there was bleeding in his brain. The 46-year-old was rushed to a hospital and later shifted to a Hull facility in order to undergo emergency surgery.
Earlier today, McNamara’s daughter took to Twitter account to give an update on the situation. Using her father’s Twitter account she tweeted out:
There was widespread support for McNamara from around the football world. John Hartson expressed his worry for his former teammate:
Chris Sutton was also quick to offer his prayers for McNamara and his family:
As reported by Daily Record, the former Celtic defender was out walking his dog on Saturday when he became ill and headed towards his home. He was not able to reach his house though as he collapsed on his doorstep where he was later found.
McNamara enjoyed a brilliant playing career. The defender made 358 appearances for the Hoops, winning 10 trophies, the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year, PFA Scotland Players’ Player of the Year and SFWA Football of the Year.
He also turned out for the likes of Aberdeen, Wolverhampton Wanderers and represented the Scottish national team 33 times. After retirement he managed Partick Thistle, Dundee United and York City.
We at The Celtic Bhoys would like to wish McNamara a speedy recovery.