Bournemouth and Wales midfielder David Brooks has revealed he has been recognized with stage two Hodgkin lymphoma.
The 24-year-old left the Dragons’ worldwide camp this week the place he was medically assessed and the Cherries have confirmed he now ‘endure remedy subsequent week after an preliminary constructive prognosis.’
Brooks joined Bournemouth from Sheffield United in 2018 and was a part of the Wales squad at Euro 2020.
He has made 9 appearances for Bournemouth in all competitions this season and withdrew from Wales’ October World Cup qualifiers by sickness.
The participant has now introduced that he has most cancers of the lymphatic system and will likely be beginning remedy quickly.
His assertion learn: “This can be a very tough 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.
“Though this has come as a shock to myself and my household, the prognosis is a constructive one and I’m assured that I’ll make a full restoration and be again enjoying as quickly as attainable.
“I’d like to indicate my appreciation to the docs, nurses, consultants and employees who’ve been treating me for his or her professionalism, heat and understanding throughout this era.
“I wish to thank everybody on the Soccer Affiliation of Wales as a result of with out the swift consideration of their medical workforce we could not have detected the sickness.
“I’d additionally wish to say thanks to AFC Bournemouth for all of their assist and help this previous week.
“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 accomplish that.
“Within the meantime, thanks to everybody for his or her messages of assist – it means a lot and can proceed to take action within the months forward.
“I sit up for seeing you all once more and enjoying the game I like very quickly.”
Bournemouth mentioned on Twitter: “We’re all behind you, Brooksy”, with chief govt Neill Blake promising to assist the midfielder each step of the best way.
“Everybody at AFC Bournemouth will do every thing attainable to assist assist David and his household throughout his restoration,” he mentioned.
“We’re not placing any timescales on his return; we are going to give David on a regular basis he must get nicely and can do every thing that we presumably can to assist with that.
“I do know everybody will likely be eager to indicate their love and assist 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.”