Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin Lymphoma. Brooks made the move to Bournemouth from Sheffield United in 2018. He withdrew from the Wales squad recently because of illness. He confirmed the significance of the illness on social media. Hodgkin Lymphoma develops in the lymphatic part of the immune system and affects adults in their early 20s or adults above 70 years of age.

“This is a very difficult message for me to write.” Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks said. “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. 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,” he added. “I’d also like to say thank you to AFC Bournemouth for all of 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.”

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