The 24-year-old, who presently performs for Bournemouth within the second tier of English soccer, posted a message on Twitter Wednesday saying he’ll begin remedy subsequent week.
Lymphoma is a type of most cancers that impacts the lymph system, or “tissues and organs that produce, retailer, and carry white blood cells that combat infections,” in line with the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
“Though this has come as a shock to myself and my household, the prognosis is a optimistic one and I’m assured that I’ll make a full restoration and be again enjoying as quickly as attainable,” added Brooks.
Brooks, who performed within the English Premier League earlier than Bournemouth’s relegation in 2020, and who is taken into account considered one of his nation’s most promising skills, withdrew from the Wales squad by means of sickness final week.
He thanked the medical workers for recognizing potential signs and for the medical doctors who identified him.
“I might like to indicate my appreciation to the medical doctors, nurses, consultants and workers who’ve been treating me for his or her professionalism, heat and understanding throughout this era,” he added.
“I wish to thank everybody on the Soccer Affiliation of Wales as a result of with out the swift consideration of their medical staff we could not have detected the sickness.
“I might additionally prefer to say thanks to AFC Bournemouth for all of their assist and help this previous week.”
‘I want to ask that my privateness is revered’
The soccer neighborhood has rallied across the midfielder since he shared his prognosis, with golf equipment from throughout the leagues sending their greatest needs.
His present aspect stated it will stand by its participant and supply all of the assist he wants.
“I do know everybody shall be eager to indicate their love and assist for David which is able to assist him immensely as he recovers, however we additionally urge you all to respect his and his household’s privateness throughout this time.”
Brooks has performed 9 occasions for Bournemouth this season however will step away from the sport as he begins his restoration.
“Though I respect that there shall be media consideration and curiosity, I want to ask that my privateness is revered within the coming months and I’ll share updates on my progress when I’m able to achieve this,” Brooks continued.
“Within the meantime, thanks to everybody for his or her messages of assist — it means a lot and can proceed to take action within the months forward.
“I sit up for seeing you all once more and enjoying the game I like very quickly.”