Carl Ikeme receives support from the Football world after Leukaemia diagnosis
Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has felt the full support of the footballing world after he was recently diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
The 31-year old will start an immediate course of chemotherapy after he returned “abnormal blood tests” during the club’s pre-season testing.
Ikeme who has made over 200 appearances for Wolves, received support from clubs and players on social media.
Former Aston Villa midfielder Steven Petrov, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in 2012, and former Wolves midfielder Geoff Thomas, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia in 2003, showed the support of fellow footballers who have experienced something similar.
Joe Thompson, the Rochdale midfielder who beat cancer for the second time recently, reached out to Ikeme on Twitter.
Players past and present were fully behind Ikeme.
The goalkeeper’s union was strongly behind Ikeme, with the David De Gea, Iker Casillas and many more offering their support.
The PFA wishes Carl Ikeme a speedy recovery and we are here to offer our full support.
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