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Nigerian and Wolves goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme diagnosed with acute leukaemia



​31-year-old Nigerian and Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia. Reports says that during his preseason tests, his blood test results were abnormal and he is set to start an immediate course of chemotherapy.

The managing director of Wolves, Laurie Dalrymple in a statement about the issue 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.

“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.”

Ikeme joined Wolves in 2003 and has made over 200 appearances for the Championship club.

We wish him all the best.


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