Wales and Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks has revealed he has been recognized with most cancers.
The 24-year-old stated he has Stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma however that “the prognosis is a optimistic one” and can begin therapy subsequent week.
Brooks, who has received 21 Wales caps, was on worldwide obligation final week and credit the Wales medical group for serving to detect the sickness.
“It is a very tough message for me to put in writing,” stated Brooks.
“I’ve been recognized with Stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma and can start a course of therapy subsequent week.
“Though this has come as a shock to myself and my household, the prognosis is a optimistic one and I’m assured that I’ll make a full restoration and be again taking part in as quickly as doable.”
Hodgkin lymphoma is a most cancers of the lymphatic system, an necessary a part of our immune system.
“I would like to point out my appreciation to the medical doctors, nurses, consultants and workers who’ve been treating me for his or her professionalism, heat and understanding throughout this era,” Brooks stated.
“I wish to thank everybody on the Soccer Affiliation of Wales as a result of with out the swift consideration of their medical group we might not have detected the sickness.
“I would additionally prefer to say thanks to AFC Bournemouth for all of their help and help this previous week.”
Brooks has performed 9 instances for Championship aspect Bournemouth this season, however his soccer profession will now be on maintain as he begins therapy.
“Though I admire that there will likely be media consideration and curiosity, I wish to ask that my privateness is revered within the coming months and I’ll share updates on my progress when I’m able to achieve this,” Brooks added.
“Within the meantime, thanks to everybody for his or her messages of help – it means a lot and can proceed to take action within the months forward.
“I sit up for seeing you all once more and taking part in the game I really like very quickly.”
Each Wales and Bournemouth have provided their help and finest needs to Brooks throughout his therapy.