Michael Oerfota: Kin Cheung / AP
Former forward of “Liverpool” and England’s Michael Owen was told about the illness of his son, which put an end to the career of the player. His words are quoted by The Times.
“In fact, my son is blind. He was diagnosed with the disease Stargardt: this is a degeneration of the retina,” he told Owen and admitted that for a long time did not want this information became public. He also noted that for this reason the son can’t follow his example and become a footballer. “He sees the ball more than five metres,” added Owen.
Stargardt incurable disease and is hereditary. Symptoms, including blurriness, impaired color vision, blind spots develop until the age of 20 years.
Owen is known for performances for Liverpool, real Madrid, “Manchester United” “Newcastle UTD”. In the season 2010/2011 he became the champion of England in the “red devils”. During his club career, the striker has played 362 matches and scored 163 goals. He has 40 goals in 89 appearances for England.
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