In a tragic revelation, among other football news, Bournemouth’s David Brooks has Hodgkin lymphoma and will begin treatment next week.
Brooks, a midfielder for Bournemouth, has been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin lymphoma but his prognosis has been called ‘optimistic.’
David Brooks joined the Cherries from Sheffield United in 2018.
Bournemouth’s David Brooks Has Hodgkin Lymphoma
But, last week, Brooks had to leave international duty with Wales after undergoing a medical examination. And soon after has followed the confirmation of his diagnosis – the midfielder has lymphoma.
“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,” a statement from the player reads.
“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.
“I’d like to show my appreciation to the doctors, nurses, consultants and staff who have been treating me for their professionalism, warmth and understanding during this period.
“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. I’d also like to say thank you to AFC Bournemouth for all their support and assistance this past week.
“Although I appreciate that there will be media attention and interest, I would like to ask that my privacy is respected in the coming months and I will share updates on my progress when I am able to do so.
“In the meantime, thank you to everyone for their messages of support – it means so much and will continue to do so in the months ahead. I look forward to seeing you all again and playing the sport I love very soon.”
In response to this troubling announcement, Bournemouth chief executive Neil Blake has promised to do “all necessary” to help Brooks. Blake has offered the club’s support to him and his family during his treatment and recovery.