WOLVES goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has revealed on social media that he is in ‘complete remission’ in his battle against acute leukaemia.
The 32-year-old was diagnosed with the condition just under a year ago, seeing him miss the entirety of last season.
But the Nigerian international confirmed on his Instagram page that he is now cancer-free.
Ikeme said: “After a tough year and intense chemotherapy throughout I would like to let everyone know I am in complete REMISSION.”
It is a remarkable recovery for the goalkeeper, who was named as the 24th man in Nigeria’s World Cup squad, as a sign of honour for their ill shot-stopper.
Prior to their game against the Super Eagles, Iceland showed their support in his ongoing fight beat the disease.
Ikeme will continue to battle back to full fitness, stating: “I still have hurdles to get over to be cured but I can hopefully now move forward with some normality.
“The support I have received from Wolves/Nigeria, the football world and from people from all over the world has been hard to put into words.”
Leukaemia attacks blood-forming tissue, generally in the bone marrow, and begins to over-produce abnormal white blood cells. It has 71 per cent survival rate after one year for men.
The condition was spotted during a routine pre-season check-up at Wolves, the club Ikeme made his professional debut for back in 2003.
And the Molineux outfit were quick to congratulate their goalkeeper on his recovery.
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