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Statement: Robbie Gray

October 9, 2017 11:24 AM

The Port Adelaide Football Club wishes to advise that at the conclusion of the AFL season, Robbie Gray was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

He has since had surgery to remove the tumour and, following the advice of his specialist, will undergo a short course of precautionary chemotherapy.

Port Adelaide’s Doctor Mark Fisher says the treatment is important despite the successful surgery.

“The chemotherapy is a preventative measure to significantly reduce the chance of cancer returning,” he said.

General Manager of Football, Chris Davies says the club’s players and staff will do whatever necessary to support Robbie and his family throughout the treatment and beyond.

“Robbie’s health and wellbeing is, as always, the most important thing to us,” Davies said.

“We are thankful the surgery went as well as it could have.

“The treatment isn’t expected to interfere with Robbie’s ability to begin pre-season training in November.”

The Port Adelaide Football Club requests the privacy of Gray, his wife Annabel, their families and friends be respected during this time.