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Bournemouth boss Scott Parker promises club will unite in support of midfielder David Brooks

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Bournemouth boss Scott Parker vows ‘club will unite’ in support of midfielder David Brooks after his devastating Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis in stage two

  • Wales player David Brooks diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin lymphoma
  • The winger will undergo treatment next week after an initial positive prognosis
  • Bournemouth boss Scott Parker has vowed his club will unite in support of Brooks
  • He described the news as “devastating” but insisted Brooks would get over it











Bournemouth boss Scott Parker has vowed his club will unite in support of midfielder David Brooks, who has been diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin lymphoma.

The 24-year-old is due to start treatment next week as he has withdrawn from Wales’ most recent squad due to illness.

Parker described the news as “devastating” and said: “The main focus for all of us is to show the strength and support he will need in the coming months.

Wales international David Brooks diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin lymphoma

Bournemouth winger will be treated next week after an initial positive prognosis

Bournemouth winger will be treated next week after an initial positive prognosis

“We will unite around David and I have no doubt that he will be with us again doing what he is good at and what he loves to do.”

Brooks has become one of the most popular players in the Bournemouth squad since joining the club in 2018 on a £11.5 million deal from Sheffield United.

And Parker revealed that while his diagnosis hit Brooks’ teammates hard, it has also given them the drive to rally around him.

Bournemouth boss Scott Parker promised his club will unite in support of winger, Brooks

Bournemouth boss Scott Parker promised his club will unite in support of winger, Brooks

“He’s a much-loved member of the team and when I talk to his teammates I see that,” Parker added.

“I’ve been here 16 weeks now and I’ve gotten to know David, but there are guys who have known him for years. There is real pain.

“What strikes me is a group of people who want to support and help him through this next phase of his life.”

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