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Last Updated: Friday, 1 December 2006, 09:49 GMT
McCabe forced to give up football
Hamilton defender Ross McCabe
Ross McCabe had hoped for a return to Accies' first-team
Hamilton Academical defender Ross McCabe has been forced to retire from football after suffering respiratory failure during a game in September.

The 18-year-old was left unconscious following a collision with Clyde striker Dougie Imrie.

He has since undergone comprehensive medical examinations.

And Accies announced: "Ross has been advised that future participation in contact physical sports carries an unacceptable risk to his health."

McCabe had to be resuscitated before going to hospital during the First Division game against Clyde, which was abandoned following the incident.

"The whole episode has been a tragedy for Ross and the club, on his behalf, would like to thank everyone for their support to date," said Accies' statement.

"The priority is for Ross to embark on a new career with our help and to continue his recovery to full health."

SEE ALSO
D-day for McCabe football career
17 Oct 06 |  Hamilton Academical
Hamilton Academical 3-1 Clyde
17 Oct 06 |  Scottish League
McCabe grateful to medical staff
17 Sep 06 |  Hamilton Academical
Hamilton and Clyde starting over
15 Sep 06 |  Glasgow and West
Hamilton player remains stable
10 Sep 06 |  Glasgow and West


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