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.
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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Petrov Leukaemia diagnosis

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