Wales and Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks has revealed he has been diagnosed with cancer.
The 24-year-old said he has Stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma but that “the prognosis is a positive one” and will start treatment next week.
Brooks, who has won 21 Wales caps, was on international duty last week and credits the Wales medical team for helping detect the illness.
“This is a very difficult message for me to write,” said Brooks.
“I have been diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma and will begin a course of treatment next week.