Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba is being treated for cancer, the Championship club has announced.
The 35-year-old Ivory Coast international has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is undergoing chemotherapy.
“Sol has begun his battle in typically positive spirits and will continue to be an integral part of the Bluebirds family,” said the Bluebirds.
Bamba joined Cardiff in October 2016 under former manager Neil Warnock.
The Bluebirds said Bamba is “universally admired by team-mates, staff and supporters in the Welsh capital”.
The club’s statement added: “During treatment Sol will support his team mates at matches and younger players within the Academy, with whom he will continue his coaching development.
“While we request privacy for him and his family at this time, messages of support to be passed on to Sol may be sent to email@example.com.”
“We are all with you Sol.”