It’s a dire diagnosis that hit Bournemouth AFC’s David Brooks hard: The 24-year-old Welsh international has lymphatic cancer.
Bournemouth (UK) – It’s a diagnosis that David Brooks (24) from the English second division club AFC Bournemouth has hit hard: The Welsh international has Lymph gland cancer.
The young offensive player was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the second stage, as Brooks found on the website announced his club in a statement. It is a malignant tumor of the lymphatic system.
“Although this is all a shock for me and my family, the prognosis is positive and I am confident that I will recover completely and be able to play again as soon as possible,” said the strong left-footer.
According to his club, the winger will undergo treatment in the coming week. “Everyone at Bournemouth AFC will do everything possible to support David and his family,” said Neill Blake. “We will give David all the time he needs to get completely healthy again and we will do everything we can to help him recover,” said the chairman of the second division.
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Brooks, who has made 21 appearances, two goals and one assist for Wales so far, is under contract with the Cherries until the summer of next year. He was pledged to the south of England by Sheffield United in 2018 for around 11.3 million euros and played 6,308 minutes in 91 games for Bournemouth across all competitions.
In this, the native Warringtoner got 18 hits and twelve templates for the club.
In his statement, the youngster thanked the “doctors, nurses, specialists and employees” who had shown him “professionalism, warmth and understanding” during that difficult phase. He would also like to thank the association’s doctors: “I would like to thank everyone at the Welsh Football Association because the disease might not have been discovered without the quick action of the medical staff.”
At the end he looked ahead: “I look forward to seeing you (die Fans, Anm. d. Red.) very soon to see again and to be able to do the sport that I love again. “The followers should feel the same way.