The touching messages sent to Bournemouth's David Brooks as football world rallies around Wales star after cancer diagnosis

By Ian Mitchelmore

The football world rallied around David Brooks following the news that the Wales star has been diagnosed with cancer.

On Wednesday, the Bournemouth winger revealed that he is due to start treatment after discovering he has stage two Hodgkin Lymphoma.

It came just seven days after the 24-year-old withdrew from the Wales squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Czech Republic and Estonia due to what was described at the time as an illness.

The Red Wall were quick to pass on their well wishes to Brooks - who has won 21 caps for his country.

And iconic figures throughout the game along with Brooks' team mates have sent the attacker their thoughts following the crushing news.

Former Liverpool, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore also wrote a post which included a heartwarming Welsh message.

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Clubs, fans and journalists also sent the winger messages of support following Wednesday's shock announcement.

Brooks made his international debut in a 2-0 friendly defeat to France in November 2017.

He won the 2018 FAW Player of the Year award and has scored two goals for his country, the most recent of which proved to be the winner in a Nations League triumph over Republic of Ireland last year.

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