has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
Hope he gets well soon
will all the prem players roll out the "pray for stillian" T-shirts and use twitter to demonstrate how upset they are for him..?
Think this is the same as my uncle was diagnosed with, he was gone within a few weeks.
Get well soon Mr Petrov.
A horrible disease. My Mum was diagnosed 2 years ago and it has been a uphill battle to try and manage her meds with everyday life. Even everyday life, isn't a patch on what it once was.
Feel deeply for Petrov and his family, they have a long hard road ahead, but hopefully they will be able to bring his condition to a manageable level.
Originally Posted by Thedelldays
Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given: "In shock about Stiliyan Petrov acute leukaemia but we are all here for him and his family. Please God he makes a full recovery #prayforstan."
Aston Villa striker Darren Bent: "Really sad news to hear about our captain Stan Petrov. Hopefully he'll be back fighting fit soon. Thoughts are with him and his family. KTF."
Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas: "Just saw the news about Stan Petrov one of the nicest guys in football! Thoughts with him and his lovely family."
Celtic manager Neil Lennon: "Absolutely inconsolable here regarding Stiliyan. He will overcome this like all the other barriers he faced in his life. Stiliyan has the heart of a lion and as part of the Celtic family he deserves all our best wishes and support."
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker: "Terribly sad to hear that Stiliyan Petrov the Aston Villa Captain has been diagnosed with Leukaemia. Thoughts are with him and his family. All cases of Leukaemia vary, but from personal experience with @GeorgeLineker we know it can be beaten #goodluckStiliyan."
Former Villa midfielder Ian Taylor: "Terrible news re Stiliyan Petrov illness. Our best wishes go out to him and his family. Praying he can make a full recovery #getwellstiliyan."
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Stiliyan Petrov of Aston Villa diagnosed with acute leukaemia. All the very best to him in fighting this awful condition.
Very sad - prognosis kind of depends on what type AML, ALL, APL etc... and what sub types. My Mrs had ALL at 21 - chemo, radio, Bone Marrow transplant and fine fit and dandy 18 years later so its not all bad.. wish him and family all the very best - going to be interesting for him getting a drugs test when he's back playing again... you get given shed loads of steroids and not sure how long their metabolites hang around in the system - but at least he'll have a genuine excuse
All the best Stilyan!
A great player. Good luck mate.
...and yet you managed to compose yourself to tell the world about it.
Originally Posted by badgerx16
Social Networking does my head in nowadays.
Good luck to Petrov.
Pray for Petrov etc. Or just pray for everyone with cancer, or any illness. Or have a good old moan at god for dishing out the cancer? I'm not sure how it works. If god is a Bolton fan will he even care about this one?
Sad news anyway and hope he comes through it alright, decent player for ages now. Good luck to him. And Abidal for that matter, he's been damn unlucky with his health.
on sky aston villa saying petrovs now in remission. great news
Excellent news. My girlfriend was diagnosed AML a few years back so I've been following his progress pretty closely, honestly the treatment is f*cking brutal, she came through it though (twice) and hopefully this is the start of Petrov's recovery.
Gosh the guy looks really unwell still if that photo is recent.
Great news that he is in remission, and finished with the harshest treatments. Long may his recovery continue.
Blimey, best of luck to him. KUTGW Stillian!