David Brooks: Scott Parker says Bournemouth will unite around midfielder after cancer diagnosis

Bournemouth boss Scott Parker has vowed that his membership will unite in help of midfielder David Brooks, who has been recognized with stage two Hodgkin Lymphoma

The 24-year-old is because of begin therapy subsequent week having pulled out of the newest Wales squad because of sickness.

Talking forward of his facet’s journey to Bristol Metropolis on Saturday, Parker described the information as “devastating” and added: “The primary focus for all of us is placing in help mechanisms and exhibiting the energy and help he’s going to want within the months forward.

“We are going to unite round David and I’ve little doubt he will probably be again on the market with us doing what he does finest and what he loves doing.”

Brooks has turn out to be one of the crucial well-liked members of the Bournemouth squad since he joined the membership in an £11.5million deal from Sheffield United in 2018.

Parker stated that whereas information of his prognosis had hit his team-mates onerous, it has additionally given them the drive to rally spherical in a optimistic manner.

“He’s a beloved member of the group and chatting with his team-mates I can see that,” added Parker.

“I have been right here for 16 weeks and I’ve received to know David, however there are boys who’ve recognized him for years and there is actual damage.

“What’s additionally leaping out at me is a bunch of people that need to help him and assist him via this subsequent stage of his life.”

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