Carlton star Sam Docherty undergoes surgery after cancer scare

Carlton co-captain Sam Docherty is recovering from surgery after discovering a cancerous lump.

The Blues star went under the knife last Friday for a malignant testicular tumour and the club is confident of a full recovery.

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“The surgery went well and we’re incredibly pleased that it’s expected Sam will recover fully,” head of football Brad Lloyd said in a statement.

“Obviously Sam’s health remains the Club’s number one priority and we will continue to support him throughout this time.”

After suffering his scare, Docherty has encouraged others to get regular check-ups.

“Obviously hearing the initial diagnosis was a shock, however I feel grateful to have got onto it straight away,” Docherty said.

“Having now had the surgery, I’m grateful to hear that I’m expected to make a full recovery and will be able to resume training in four to six weeks’ time.

“Talking about our health and wellbeing and ensuring we get regular checks is so important, and I hope to use this as a reminder for others to look after themselves and also to support others who may be going through similar experiences.”

Docherty has endured a horrific run of injuries in recent years, playing his first game in nearly 900 days when Carlton opened the 2020 season in an empty stadium against Richmond.

Sam Docherty is on the mend.Source:News Corp Australia

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