Aston Villa Captain Stiliyan Petrov Diagnosed With ‘Acute Leukaemia’

Chris Wright

30th, March 2012


By Chris Wright

Awful news is filtering through from the Aston Villa camp that 32-year old club captain Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with ‘acute leukaemia’ after undergoing tests for a high temperature which developed following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at the Emirates.

Villa released the following statement:

“The Villa board received news today that our long-standing captain Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

“Stiliyan developed a fever following the Arsenal game last Saturday and subsequently underwent tests. Haematology experts confirmed the diagnosis today.

“We expect to learn more about Stiliyan’s situation in due course. During this time we ask that Stiliyan’s privacy is placed ahead of all inquiries. Stiliyan is cherished by many and he will get from Villa every ounce of love and support.”

Needless to say, Pies are rooting for you Stan.