Nigeria’s Carl Ikeme diagnosed with acute Leukemia
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nigerian International, Carl Ikeme, has been diagnosed with acute Leukemia according to the club’s official website.
Ikeme’s cancer was discovered after a pre-season blood test, that eventually led him to undergo further medical investigation.
After the discovery, the Wolves‘ Managing Director Laurie Dalrymple stated, “It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to hear the news of Carl’s diagnosis.That relates to both players and staff as Carl has been at the club for a very long time and remains such an integral personality within the group.”
He added, “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. Its goes without saying that Carl and his family will receive the full love and support that we at Wolves can provide. We are all with him every single step of the way towards a full recovery.”
“There are going to be some very tough times ahead, but he will receive the best possible care, aided and supported by our own club doctor and medical team, as he embarks on the lengthy process of treatment. We are speaking to Carl regularly, and sending him our very best wishes as he comes to terms with this news and starts his recovery.”
The 31-year-old Nigerian International joined the Wolves in 2003 and played more than 200 games since then with several loans Leicester City, Sheffield United, Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough. Ikeme chose to play for the Green Eagles instead of England and was called for his first International in 2007 and made his debut in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Tanzania.
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