Nigerian and Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper, Charles Ikeme, has been diagnosed with “Acute Leukemia” and is set to begin chemotherapy.
Ikeme’s club, Wolverhampton Wanderers, said the 31-year-old returned “abnormal blood tests” during pre-season medical checks.
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal white blood cells, red blood cells or platelets.
Ikeme has been at Wolverhampton his entire career and has made over 200 appearances for the club.
Wolves managing director, Laurie Dalrymple said “It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to hear the news of Carl’s diagnosis.”
“At the same time, we all know what a fighter and a competitor Carl is, and I have no doubt that he will take all of those attributes into this battle.”
Support has poured in from all over the sporting world for the shot stopper.