Cote d’Ivoire and Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba is being treated for cancer, the Championship club has announced.
Bamba, 35, has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is undergoing chemotherapy.
“Sol has begun his battle in typically positive spirits and will continue to be an integral part of the Bluebirds family,” said the Bluebirds.
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Bamba joined Cardiff in October 2016 under former manager Neil Warnock.
The National Health Service Wales describes the illness as “a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, a network of vessels and glands spread throughout your body.
“The lymphatic system is part of your immune system”.
The Bluebirds said Bamba is “universally admired by team-mates, staff and supporters in the Welsh capital”.
The club’s statement added: “During treatment Sol will support his team mates at matches and younger players…
Source: Complete Sports