Writer: Site Staff
Date:Friday November 1 2013
Tranmere Rovers have unfortunately announced that following tests, our player Joe Thompson has been sadly diagnosed with cancer.
The 24 year old was feeling very unwell recently so underwent medical tests to find the root cause of the problem and he has unfortunately now been diagnosed with nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's disease.
The club will obviously be kept abreast of further developments, especially as more is known about the illness in due course, and will obviously support both him and his family at this difficult time.
In the next few weeks he will begin a six month course of chemotherapy, and obviously everyone associated with Tranmere will have their fingers crossed that the treatment works for him and that he has as swift a recovery as possible from this terrible disease.
The statement released by the club came from chief executive Mark Horton, and it reads.
'We are stunned by this news and all our thoughts are with Joe and his family. Joe will get all the love and support we can give him and we will share information with supporters as and when we receive it. We ask that the privacy of Joe and his family is respected and we will share information with supporters as and when we receive it. I'm sure all of our fans will join us in wishing him a full and quick recovery.'
Manager Ronnie Moore also responded to the news, saying that Joe was a fantastic young man and he will be missed at the ground whilst undergoing his treatment.
'He has the full support of all the coaching staff and his team mates and we will do everything we can to help him make a full recovery.'
Sad news indeed, and I'm sure he'll receive plenty of support from the fan base and well wishes as he faces this head on and beats it.
Date:Friday November 1 2013
Sky Bet League 1 POTM - Ryan Lowe (Friday December 6 2013)
Goodison Out For 4-6 Weeks (Monday December 2 2013)
Moore Delighted With Colchester Win (Monday December 2 2013)
Stats: Tranmere v Colchester (Saturday November 30 2013)
Otsemobor Is Third Deadline Day Signing (Thursday November 28 2013)
Two Join Rovers On Loan (Thursday November 28 2013)
We Simply Have To Start Better Than That (Wednesday November 27 2013)
Stats: Wolves v Tranmere (Tuesday November 26 2013)
Tranmere Won't Appeal Red (Monday November 25 2013)
Ronnie - That Was Moore Than Fantastic (Saturday November 23 2013)
|20. Sheff Utd||19||4||5||10||-10||17|
|Morgan building a lasting legacy at Wolves
» Wolves : 07/12/2013 12:00:00
|Power: Not Plans For New Stadium
» Swindon : 07/12/2013 10:20:00
|Posh Favourites To Beat Rovers
» Peterborough : 07/12/2013 10:16:00
|Millers v Dale FA Cup Preview
» Rotherham : 07/12/2013 09:54:00
|RUFC - Tubbs Looking Forward To Cup Run
» Rotherham : 07/12/2013 09:48:00
|Hartlepool United Versus Coventry City
» Coventry : 07/12/2013 07:56:00
» Port Vale : 06/12/2013 22:04:00