Wales and Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks has today revealed that he has been disagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Taking to Twitter, David Brooks wrote: “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.
“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.”
Manchester United tweeted the following:
We’re all with you, David. Sending our well wishes for a speedy recovery ❤️
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 13, 2021
United had been linked with moves for Brooks in recent transfer windows after an apparent recommendation from Wales manager Ryan Giggs, as per the Manchester Evening News.
The Bournemouth winger added: “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.”
Bournemouth commented further: “AFC Bournemouth can confirm that midfielder David Brooks has been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma.
“He left international duty with Wales last week and after medical examination, it has been confirmed that he has Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma.
“As a result of this, David will undergo treatment next week aft6er an initial positive prognosis.”
Everyone at Stretty News wishes Brooks a speedy recovery.