Bournemouth and Wales midfielder David Brooks has revealed he has been diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Hodgkin Lymphoma is a cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, part of the body’s immune system, and mainly affects young adults in their early 20s or in much older adults over the age of 70.
The 24-year-old, who has been with Bournemouth since a 2018 move from Sheffield United, withdrew from the most recent Wales squad because of illness and confirmed the significance of it on Wednesday in a statement on social media.
Brooks said: “This is a very difficult message for me to write.
“I have been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma and will begin a course of treatment next week.
“Although this has come as a shock to myself and my family, the prognosis is a positive one and I am confident that I will make a full recovery and be back playing as soon as possible.”
Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said: “Everyone at AFC Bournemouth will do everything possible to help support David and his family during his recovery.
“We’re not putting any timescales on his return; we will give David all the time he needs to get well and will do everything that we possibly can to help with that.
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