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06th Jul 2017

Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia

Paul Moore

We wish him the very best as he starts chemotherapy.

Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

Doctors for the club discovered that the 31-year-old Nigerian international had abnormal blood tests during his pre-season checkup. After further medical investigation, they discovered that he is suffering from leukaemia.

In a statement, the club stated that “Carl will now start an immediate course of chemotherapy as he begins a lengthy battle against the disease. 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.”

Wolves’ Managing Director Laurie Dalrymple adds: “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. Similarly, 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.”

Ikeme featured 31 times for Wolves last season as they finished in 15th position in The Championship.

If anyone would like to pass on their support, the club have urged well-wishers to contact them via the email address [email protected]