Bristol Rovers defender Nick Anderton has been recognized with osteosarcoma, a type of bone most cancers.
The 26-year-old will bear an operation within the subsequent few weeks to take away a part of the thigh bone.
Anderton joined Bristol Rovers in Could 2021 from Carlisle United and made 39 appearances final season, scoring three objectives.
“This analysis got here as an enormous shock to each me and my household,” Anderton stated in an announcement.
“Nevertheless, we stay optimistic and assured.
“I need to thank everybody at Bristol Rovers, particularly membership physician Ian Ferguson and chief doctor Stuart Leake, the specialists at Birmingham’s Royal Orthopedic Hospital and my household for his or her continued assist.”
Osteosarcoma is a kind of sarcoma, a uncommon type of most cancers that develops within the physique’s supporting tissue.
Bristol Rovers CEO Tom Gorringe stated, “Everybody at Bristol Rovers shares our sympathies for Nick at this tough time and we’ll do every part we will to assist Nick and his household in his restoration.
“I am certain everybody will need to present their assist for Nick, who will assist him immensely as he recovers.
“I additionally ask that everybody present respect for his and his household’s privateness throughout this time.”