Petrov Leukaemia diagnosis

Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with Acute Leukaemia, the club have announced.

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Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov diagnosed with Leukaemia

The Aston Villa board has announced the club's long-standing captain Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with Acute Leukaemia.

Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with Acute Leukaemia. Credit: Press Association

A statement on the club's website reads: "Stiliyan developed a fever following the Arsenal game last Saturday and subsequently underwent tests conducted by Dr Ian McGuinness. Haematology experts confirmed the diagnosis today."

It added: "Stiliyan is cherished by many and he will get from Villa every ounce of love and support that we have to help bring this to a positive conclusion."

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