Peterhead Chairman Rodger Morrison has expressed his sadness at the recent death of club consultant Dr Frank Smith at the age of seventy-nine.
Dr Smith, who was the Club Doctor at Dundee United under several Manager’s for two decades starting in 1995, had become a ‘good friend’ and a ‘Trusted Specialist’ to the Blue Toon over recent years.
Chairman Morrison said: “Frank was a pioneer in the field of MRI Scans who had travelled the world passing on his knowledge in that area. Despite the demands put on him for this he always found time to help the players and the people at Peterhead Football Club when it came to having fairly unique injuries looked at.”
“Just last season he played a huge role in getting Simon Ferry back playing again after his back problem and helping Hamish Ritchie out with an issue as well. He has helped many others and, as a club, we will miss his specialist knowledge and I know our manager Jim McInally will miss having someone to turn to when an injury is not clearing up.”
“He was a good friend to Peterhead Football Club and a Trusted Specialist in Sports Injuries, who was due to start a new adventure with a practice in Peterhead this year. We were looking to making our working relationship even closer however it is not to be.”
“I represented the club at his funeral which as you can imagine was packed with people from both the football world and medical world.”
University of Aberdeen tribute – https://www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/news/16051/