Wales and Bournemouth football club midfielder, David Brooks has revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer.
As was reported by the Independent last week, Brooks was forced to withdraw from the most recent Wales squad as a result of an unspecified illness.
However, the midfielder has now given some clarity on the nature of the illness via his social media pages, and it’s bad news.
Brooks took to social media to discuss his diagnosis and note that his prognosis is a good one. The 24-year-old is hoping to return to football soon, once the cancer has been beaten.
“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.” Brooks wrote.
As is mentioned in the report by Sky Sports, the Bournemouth star’s diagnosis is stage two Hodgkin Lymphoma, which is defined by the NHS as, “an uncommon cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, which is a network of vessels and glands spread throughout your body.”
Those who have shared their well-wishes for Brooks include Bournemouth, Chelsea, the Premier League and England official social media channels. The whole football world will no doubt be pulling for him.