David Brooks thanked Football Association of Wales medical staff for detecting his stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma at a staearly, with the Bournemouth hopes to be able to make a full recovery after starting treatment next week.
The former Manchester City Academy player, who joined Bournemouth from Sheffield United in 2018 for £ 11.5million, has pulled out of the Wales team that won two World Cup qualifying victories last week due to illness, having last played for their club on September 29. Brooks said on social media on Wednesday that she was diagnosed with cancer, which primarily affects adults in their early 20s and over 70s.
"This is a very difficult message for me to write ", did he declare. "I have been diagnosed with stage II Hodgkin lymphoma and will begin treatment next week. While this has been a shock to me and my family, the prognosis is positive and I am confident that I will make a full recovery and resume gambling as soon as possible. "
Brooks added," I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, consultants and staff who treated me for their professionalism, warmth and understanding during this time. I would like to thank everyone at the Football Association of Wales because without the prompt attention of their medical team we might not have detected the disease. I would also like to say thank you to AFC Bournemouth for all their support and help during the week last. ”
Hodgkin lymphoma developsin the lymphatic system, part of the immune system, and usually involves between two and four cycles of chemotherapy. Bournemouth Managing Director Neill Blake has said Brooks will not be rushed.
"Everyone at AFC Bournemouth will do their utmost to help support David and his family during his recovery, "he said." We are not imposing any deadline for his return; we will give David all the time he needs to recover and do everything we can to help him. I know everyone will be eager to show their love and support for David, which will help him immensely during his recovery, but we also urge you all to respect his and his privacy. family. ”
Brooks, a childhood Manchester United fan, joined City at the age of seven before being released at the He was a teenager and signing for Sheffield United.Presented England in youth but has 21 caps in Wales and was part of Robert Page's squad for Euro 2020.