Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov diagnosed with acute leukaemia

Stiliyan Petrov, the Aston Villa midfielder and club captain, has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia less than a week after complaining of feeling ill, following the defeat against Arsenal.

Petrov developed a fever shortly after the game at the Emirates and was sent to London earlier this week for extensive blood tests. The Bulgarian international was still hoping to be fit to play against Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, while awaiting the results of the tests. ‘s defeat against Arsenal last Saturday.

A statement from Aston Villa said: “We expect to learn more about Stiliyan’s situation in due course and we have moved quickly to support him and his family.

Sourced from “The Telegraph”



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