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David Brooks confirms he is cancer free


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AFC Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks has confirmed he is now cancer free, having successfully recovered from Hodgkin lymphoma.

The Wales international was diagnosed with the form of cancer in October and had been undergoing treatment, with support from the Cherries medical department. 

The 24-year-old released a statement on his Twitter account this afternoon and revealed he is looking forward to continuing his football career:

It has been a few months since my last update and in that time I have thankfully completed my cancer treatment. 

I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the incredible medical staff for their amazing work and support throughout the process. 

Last week I met with my specialist having reviewed my final test results. I am delighted to say the treatment was successful and I can now say that I have been given the all clear and am now cancer free. 

Those words feel incredible to say and I am so thankful for all your messages and good wishes, these really helped me through the tough times. 

I am so excited to start the journey back to full fitness and continuing my football career. 

The lads at Bournemouth have had an excellent season so far and I am looking forward to being back at The Vitality to cheer the team on as we head into the most important fixtures of the season.

I am determined to work my hardest over the months ahead and I can't wait to be back out there and playing in front of you on the pitch in the not so distant future. 
Thank you again.

Best wishes,

Chief Executive Neill Blake added: "This is fantastic news and everyone at the club is delighted for David.

"He has shown incredible resolve and courage throughout this journey and we will continue to support him as he begins his journey back to full fitness."

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