NHS Tayside's medical director has paid a personal visit to the mother of a young Dundee man who died of a ruptured spleen after being seen twice by doctors.
Car sprayer Craig stumbled and fell heavily on his left side while playing football for Tayside Fire Brigade FC on Saturday afternoon in Invergowrie near Dundee. He died the following day.
He was sent home from A and E, then examined by an NHS 24 doctor.
His death certificate has revealed he died of a ruptured spleen and his mother Dorothy has demanded answers about his treatment.
Dr Andrew Russell, who is heading the investigation into Craig's death, visited Dorothy on Friday.
She has welcomed the meeting and a commitment to keep her informed of progress in the investigation.
Craig, who was father to Joshua, four, and Riley, one, was described as fit and healthy by his mother.
She said: “Craig was my best friend. Craig lived for his children. The birth of his two sons was the best thing that ever happened to him.
“I’m finding it very hard. A few days ago he was here fit and healthy and now I will never see him again. How do you explain to two wee boys that they're never going to see their daddy again.”
Craig's funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at Dundee Crematorium.