Tremendous Eagles first-choice goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme has been identified with acute leukaemia.
This was confirmed by his membership, Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday night.
“The 31-year-old Nigerian worldwide goalkeeper returned some irregular blood exams throughout his pre-season testing, and additional medical investigation has revealed he’s affected by leukaemia,” an official membership assertion learn.
“Carl will now begin a direct course of chemotherapy as he begins a prolonged battle in opposition to the illness”, it added.
Wolves’ Managing Director, Laurie Dalrymple, added: “It might be an understatement to say that everybody at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to listen to the information of Carl’s prognosis.
“That pertains to each gamers and employees as Carl has been on the membership for a really very long time and stays such an integral persona inside the group.
“On the identical time, everyone knows what a fighter and a competitor Carl is, and I’ve little doubt that he’ll take all of these attributes into this battle.
“Equally, its goes with out saying that Carl and his household will obtain the total love and help that we at Wolves can present – we’re all with him each single step of the best way in direction of a full restoration.
“There are going to be some very powerful occasions forward, however he’ll obtain the very best care, aided and supported by our personal membership physician and medical group, as he embarks on the prolonged technique of remedy.
“We’re chatting with Carl recurrently, and sending him our highest needs as he involves phrases with this information and begins his restoration.”
The membership additionally requested for privateness for Ikeme and his household.