David Brooks Bournemouth and Wales midfielder diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

David Brooks who was recently and shockingly diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, is very confident that he’ll return to playing times soon.

He was with Wales during the international and subsequently underwent medical checkup and realised he’s on stage two Hodgkin lymphoma.

Sharing his medical condition with hope of fast recovery and back to playing times, he said “This is a very difficult message for me to write.

“I have been diagnosed with stage two 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. 

“I’d like to show my appreciation to the doctors, nurses, consultants and staff who have been treating me for their professionalism, warmth and understanding during this period.

“I want to thank everyone at the Football Association of Wales because without the swift attention of their medical team we may not have detected the illness.

“I’d also like to say thank you to AFC Bournemouth for all their support and assistance this past week.

“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.

“In the meantime, thank you to everyone for their messages of support – it means so much and will continue to do so in the months ahead.

“I look forward to seeing you all again and playing the sport I love very soon.”

David Brooks has scored 13 goals this season for Bournemouth.