ABERDEEN FC have this morning released a statement relating to the summer signing Gary Mackay Steven who was involved in a late night drama in Glasgow’s West End in the early hours of Sunday morning which resulted in him falling into the river Kelvin.
The Dons statement confirmed the earlier reports.
“The club can confirm Gary Mackay-Steven was involved in an incident in the River Kelvin on Sunday morning.
“He was treated for hypothermia but is now at home and recovering well.
“On behalf of Gary, the club extends its thanks to the emergency services involved.
“The club will not be commenting further on the matter.”
The former Dundee United and Celtic star had been in the Sanctuary nightclub on Dumbarton Road with a number of other footballers, before leaving.
Mackay Steven somehow ended up was in the nearby river and was unable to get out. Rescue services were called and were quickly on the scene but the Aberdeen winger was apparently in the cold water for an hour and a half before being dragged to safety.
At around 2.40am on Sunday, the 26-year-old Scotland international was reported to have landed in the river although it is not clear how it happened.
Mackay-Steven, was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, formerly the Southern General, suffering from hypothermia, after being rescued around 4am on Sunday morning. A specialist water rescue team eventually dragged him to safety.
The player was an unsused substitute by the Dons during their 4-3 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill on Saturday.
Mackay Steven shares a flat in Glasgow’s West End with his former teammate at Dundee United and Celtic, Stuart Armstrong.