Bournemouth & Wales midfielder David Brooks is cancer-free

Brooks had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in October 2021.


David Brooks has announced that he is cancer-free after being diagnosed seven months ago. The Welsh international hasn’t played since September, after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma back in October.

The 24-year-old confirmed he has been given the all-clear in a statement posted on Tuesday. In his and AFC Bournemouth’s official Twitter accounts, the midfielder said: It has been a few months since his last update and in that time he has completed his cancer treatment. He thanked all of the incredible medical staff for their amazing work and support throughout the process. Last week he met with his specialist to review his final test results which read that his treatment was successful. He is given all clear and is cancer-free. He thanked everyone for all the messages and wishes which helped him during this difficult time. He is excited to start the journey back to full fitness and continue his football career. He finally added that he is determined to work hard over the months ahead and he can’t wait to be back out there playing in front of the fans on the pitch in the not so distant future.

The next time Brooks plays he could be a Premier League player, with Bournemouth able to earn promotion with a win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.