Bournemouth midfielder, David Brooks has been recognized with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma.
The 24-year-old Wales worldwide left worldwide responsibility final week for medical examination. it has now been confirmed that he has Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma, an unusual type of most cancers.
Brooks, who has registered 21 caps for his nation since his debut in 2017, will endure remedy subsequent week after an preliminary optimistic prognosis.
He stated in a message on the membership’s web site: ‘This is a really troublesome message for me to put in writing.
‘I’ve been recognized with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma and can start a course of remedy subsequent week.
‘Although 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 enjoying as quickly as potential.
‘I’d like to point out my appreciation to the docs, nurses, consultants and workers who’ve been treating me for his or her professionalism, heat and understanding throughout this era.
‘I wish to thank everybody on the Football Association of Wales as a result of with out the swift consideration of their medical staff we might not have detected the sickness. I’d additionally prefer to say thanks to AFC Bournemouth for all their help and help this previous week.
‘Although I recognize that there will likely be media consideration and curiosity, I want to ask that my privateness is revered within the coming months and I’ll share updates on my progress when I’m able to accomplish that.
‘In 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 look ahead to seeing you all once more and enjoying the game I like very quickly.’
Bournemouth CEO Neill Blake stated: ‘Everyone at AFC Bournemouth will do every thing potential to assist help David and his household throughout his restoration.
‘We’re not placing any timescales on his return; we’ll give David on a regular basis he must get properly and can do every thing that we presumably can to assist with that.
‘I do know everybody will likely be eager to point out their love and help for David which can assist him immensely as he recovers, however we additionally urge you all to respect his and his household’s privateness throughout this time.’
Brooks has made 91 appearances for the Cherries, scoring 18 objectives, since transferring from Sheffield United in 2018 for £11.5m.