Super Eagles and Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia( Blood Cancer), the club announces the Nigerian international will undergo a course of chemotherapy.
Ikeme has made over 200 caps for The Wolves since getting through from the youth ranks in 2003.
The 31-year-old has been first-choice shot-stopper at Molineux for as far back as five seasons and had over 31 appearances last season as Wolves finished 15th, but his pre-season preparation were dealt a blow when he returned some strange blood tests.
Medical examination uncovered he was suffering from leukaemia and will start his fight to beat cancer with a quick course of chemotherapy.
“It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to hear the news of Carl’s diagnosis,” said Wolves’ managing director Laurie Dalrymple.
“That relates to both players and staff as Carl has been at the club for a very long time and remains such an integral personality within the group.