Nottingham Forest defender Donnelly confident of career after heart op

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Nottingham Forest defender Donnelly confident of career after heart op
Nottingham Forest defender Donnelly confident of career after heart op
Nottingham Forest defender Donnelly confident of career after heart opFlashscore
Spending the season on-loan at Dundee, Donnelly underwent surgery over the New Year.

"I was meant to play in a reserve cup game and the doc rang me at 8am," he recalled to the Daily Record. I was like: 'What does the doc want at this time?'

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He says I had to come in and have a word with him. He couldn't do it over the phone. I wasn't expecting much, something with my ankle or something. But I got all the checks done before going back to training. It came back that I was low risk, but I still had to have the operation.

When I was playing up until Christmas, the medical staff were aware and had defibs at the side of the pitch. It was actually quite scary. You have to try to put that to the side and try to play football.

But the doc was really good and reassuring me and my family. He had control of it, everything was sorted. I had really good trust in the doc. He's really experienced and told me if he knew I couldn't play, he wouldn't put me on the pitch. I had real trust in him and, if anything did happen, the medical staff are aware and everything. He and Forest were great and, thankfully, it's all done now."