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David Brooks announces Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis

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Padraig Whelan

Bournemouth and Wales midfielder David Brooks has revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin lymphoma.

The 24-year-old made the announcement on social media after the illness was identified by his country’s medical staff.

“Although this has come as a shock to myself and my family, the prognosis is a positive one and I’m confident I’ll make a full recovery and be back playing as soon as possible,” he stated.

“Although I appreciate there will be media attention and interest, I’d like to ask that my privacy is respected in the coming months and I’ll share updates on my progress when I’m able to do so.

“Thank you everyone for their messages of support, it means so much to me. I look forward to seeing you all again and playing the sport I love very soon.”

Brooks is due to begin a course of treatment next week.

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