We were sorry to hear that Craig Moore, the former Newcastle United center-back, has just undergone surgery for testicular cancer.
Craig Moore – fighting testicular cancer
The 32-year-old center-back has withdrawn from the Australian squad for next week’s World Cup qualifying match against Bahrain, and Craig has revealed his medical condition, by issuing a statement.
Craig played for Newcastle from 2005-2007, and when he played he was very good, but was nearly always injured, and during his two seasons at the club, played only 31 games in total. He was a very safe player and always played within his abilities, and therefore was a dependable defender, who put in some solid performances for our club.
Doctors treating Moore however are however upbeat, and insist the outlook for Moore is good.
Pim Verbeek, Australia’s manager, said the news had taken everybody by surprise.
“It’s always a shock to hear of a diagnosis like this but I am encouraged by the prognosis from the medical practitioner,” “I speak for the entire team in wishing him a speedy recovery.”
While Craig was at Newcastle he represented Australia in the World Cup in Germany, and was one of the Socceroos best players in that tournament, and he even scored a goal. Craig never quite managed that for Newcastle, but he garnered some good publicity for Newcastle during Australia’s good performances in the last World Cup.
We wish Craig all the best, and hope he’ll have a speedy and complete recovery.