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Reported on SSN now.

 

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Aston Villa have announced that midfielder Stiliyan Petrov is suffering from acute leukaemia.

 

Villa captain Petrov, 32, has made 29 appearances for the club this season in all competitions and most recently featured in Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Arsenal, but reported that he was feeling unwell in the aftermath.

 

A club statement read: "The Villa board received news today that our long-standing captain Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with Acute Leukaemia.

 

"Stiliyan developed a fever following the Arsenal game last Saturday and subsequently underwent tests.

 

"Haematology experts confirmed the diagnosis today. We expect to learn more about Stiliyan's situation in due course. During this time we ask that Stiliyan's privacy is placed ahead of all inquiries."

 

More to follow...

 

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1042451/aston-villa-midfielder-stiliyan-petrov-suffering-from-leukaemia?cc=5739#

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It's a very nasty sickness, things have got way better in the last 10-15 years but it's still a 50/50 thing in most cases.

 

I used to work for a charity that supported research on this. Being "acute" doesn't affect receptiveness to treatment, so there's still hope, even if he has very little time :(

 

There's also a few variations of leukemia, some being more treatable than others. Really hope he pulls through.

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Villa Statement

 

The Villa Board received news today that our long-standing captain Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with Acute Leukaemia.

 

Stiliyan developed a fever following the Arsenal game last Saturday and subsequently underwent tests conducted by Dr Ian McGuinness.

 

Haematology experts confirmed the diagnosis today.

 

We expect to learn more about Stiliyan's situation in due course and we have moved quickly to support him and his family.

 

During this time we ask that Stiliyan's privacy is placed ahead of all inquiries and trust that we will share information as we receive it.

 

Stiliyan is cherished by many and he will get from Villa every ounce of love and support that we have to help bring this to a positive conclusion.

 

http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~2706308,00.html

 

Terrible news.

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