- The embattled goalkeeper says he will give the disease full fight
- Ikeme is full of praises to friends and well wishers who have rallied-round him since the tragic news broke
- He however said he knows it is going to be a very tough period for him
Super Eagles and Wolverhampton Wanderers of England goalkeeper Carl Ikeme who was diagnosed of acute Leukaemia has said he will surely give it a fight.
Doctors at the player’s club detected the life-threatening ailment in the 31-year-old during a routine medical check-up ahead of pre-season activities.
Torrents of messages were immediately sent to the player just as the news broke on Thursday, July 6, with footballers and well wishers around the globe promising to stand by the him at this time.
Ikeme said the love he has received in the little time the news broke out forced him to tears.
“Just wanted to say thanks for all the messages that I have received since being diagnosed with Leukaemia this week,” he caption a photo of himself on hospital bed on Instagram.
“The support that has been shown by everyone has taken me back and been hard to look at without shedding a tear.
“I know this is going to be a tough time now but I'm going to give it 100% as I always do! Thank you."
Leukaemia is a progressive disease in which the bone marrow and other blood-forming organs produce increased numbers that damage the immune system.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported the Nigerian Super Eagles goalkeeper was diagnosed of the severe illness shortly after a blood test following his return to his club Wolverhampton Wanderers for pre-season training.
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