Port Adelaide star Robbie Gray has been diagnosed with testicular cancer.
The Port Adelaide Football Club confirmed the shock news in a statement on Monday.
“The Port Adelaide Football Club wishes to advise that at the conclusion of the AFL season, Robbie Gray was diagnosed with testicular cancer,” the statement read.
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The club revealed Gray has already had surgery to remove the tumour and will now undergo a short course of precautionary chemotherapy.
“The chemotherapy is a preventative measure to significantly reduce the chance of cancer returning,” Port Adelaide’s Doctor Mark Fisher said.
General Manager of Football, Chris Davies says the club’s players and staff will do whatever necessary to support Robbie and his family throughout the treatment and beyond.
“Robbie’s health and wellbeing is, as always, the most important thing to us,” Davies said.
“We are thankful the surgery went as well as it could have.”
Mr Davies said Gray should still be able to begin pre-season training next month.
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