Oct 13 (Reuters) – Wales and Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks has been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, a kind of cancer, and is ready to start therapy subsequent week, the 24-year-old stated in a press release on Wednesday.
Brooks, who has made 21 appearances for Wales, withdrew from their squad final week and thanked their medical group for serving to diagnose the sickness.
“I have been diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin Lymphoma and will begin a course of treatment next week,” Brooks stated in a statement on Bournemouth’s web site.
“Although this has come as a shock to myself and my family, the prognosis is a positive one and I’m confident that I will make a full recovery and be back playing as soon as possible.
“I need to thank everybody on the Football Association of Wales as a result of with out the swift consideration of their medical group we might not have detected the sickness.”
Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, an important part of the immune system.
Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said that the Championship club would not put a timescale on his return.
“We’ll give David on a regular basis he must get effectively and can do every part that we probably can to assist with that,” he added.
Editing by Toby Davis