Brooks hails 'particular' win as he returned for first time after most cancers battle


DAVID BROOKS hailed the ‘special’ feeling of returning to Bournemouth’s squad for the primary time in 529 days following his most cancers prognosis.

The Wales attacker, 25, was a substitute within the Cherries’ 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Saturday.


David Brooks, centre, got here off the bench within the win over LiverpoolCredit score: Getty
His return to the pitch comes just five months after being given the all clear


His return to the pitch comes simply 5 months after being given the all clearCredit score: Getty

Brooks was recognized with Stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma in October 2021 however revealed he was ‘cancer free’ final October.

Brooks tweeted: “529 days I’ve needed to anticipate that feeling!

“Been an extended wait and a really tough interval for me and my household however to have the ability to step again on that soccer pitch and really feel a part of the workforce once more was particular!

“Because of all of the followers for the nice reception.”

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Brooks’ return to Bournemouth first-team motion noticed him obtain a heat welcome from team-mates and followers on the Vitality Stadium.

And he might now be in competition to make a Wales comeback this week.

Boss Robert Web page names his squad for this month’s Euro 2024 qualifiers in opposition to Croatia and Latvia on Tuesday.

Brooks, who has gained 21 caps, final performed for Wales in opposition to Denmark on the last-16 stage of Euro 2020.

However the former Sheffield United winger linked up with Web page’s squad on the World Cup in Qatar final November.

Aaron Ramsey returned from a hamstring harm for Good in a 2-2 draw at Nantes on Sunday however Web page can be sweating over information on accidents to Wayne Hennessey and Brennan Johnson.

Hennessey was named on the bench and pulled out of the nice and cozy up earlier than Nottingham Forest’s 3-1 loss to Spurs whereas Johnson limped off within the second half.

Forest boss Steve Cooper stated: “Wayne felt his knee so was unable to go on the bench. Brennan went off with a groin strain, which we don’t know how bad it is. We’ll see over the next day or two.”

Jonny Williams turned the fourth participant to retire from Wales for the reason that World Cup, becoming a member of Gareth Bale, Joe Allen and Chris Gunter.

The Swindon midfielder, 29, gained 33 caps and stated: “I’ve determined that the time is true for me to step again and retire from worldwide soccer. From the age of 15, it has been an absolute honour and privilege to put on the crimson dragons on my shirt.

“Going to two European championships and a World Cup was beyond my wildest dreams but it was all made possible together.”

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