Cardiff defender Sol Bamba is being treated for cancer after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The 35-year-old defender has started a course of chemotherapy and he will the full support of the Bluebirds’ medical team.
A club statement read:
“We are saddened to inform supporters that Sol Bamba has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
“With the close support of the club’s medical team, Sol has immediately started a course of chemotherapy treatment.
“Universally admired by team-mates, staff and supporters in the Welsh capital, Sol has begun his battle in typically positive spirits and will continue to be an integral part of the Bluebirds family.
“During treatment, Sol will support his team-mates at matches and our younger players within the Academy, with whom he will continue his coaching development.
“All future updates on Sol’s progress will be provided only via official club channels.
“While we request privacy for him and his family at this time, messages of support to be passed on to Sol may be sent to email@example.com. We are all with you, Sol.”
win promotion to the Premier League in 2018 and he is a much-travelled player who has had spells at Hibernian, Leicester City as well as Leeds United.