Wales and Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma

Wales, Bournemouth player David Brooks has been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, a type of cancer that effects the lymph system, or “tissues and organs that produce, store, and carry white blood cells that fight infections,” according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to his statement on Bournemouth’s website, “I have been diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin Lymphoma and will begin a course of treatment next week,”

“Although this has come as a shock to myself and my family, I will begin a course of treatment next week,” and 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 want to thank everyone at the Football Association of Wales because without the swift attention of their medical team we may not have detected the illness.”

Brooks has played nine times for Bournemouth this season but will step away from the game as he starts his recovery.

The football community has rallied around the midfielder since he shared his diagnosis, with clubs from across the leagues sending their best wishes. His current side said it would stand by its player and offer all the support he needs.

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