It was devastating news that Jonas Gutierrez revealed last night, that he was fighting testicular cancer, and that he had to start chemotherapy, and has already had the left testicle removed.
Jonas Gutierrez – in the famous black and white stripes
But the footballers are rallying around the Argentine left winger and there have been many messages of support sent to Jonas in his twitter account.
Here are some the messages that have been sent to him from some of his former colleagues that the Mail have just published:
“Heard the terrible news about Jonas. Wish him a speedy recovery. Great guy with a great family. My thoughts are with them all.”
“Buena suerte a mi amigo (Good luck my friend) Jonas with his battle with testicular cancer. Great lad and teammate who always gave 100% for the Toon shirt.”
“Can’t believe the news about my good friend Jonas. Testicle cancer. I wish you a speedy recovery my friend. #SpiderMan #Nufc.”
“Wishing @elgalgojonas a speedy recovery #braveman #JonasGutierrez.”
Get well soon my man! @elgalgojonas.”
And Chelsea FC have sent their best wishes:
“We wish Newcastle’s Jonas Gutierrez a full and speedy recovery after he revealed he is battling testicular cancer…”
The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation sent his:
“NUFC’s Jonas Gutierrez has announced he’s receiving treatment for testicular cancer. Our very best wishes are with you Jonas.”
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is the patron for Ballboys, which is a for raising awareness for testicular cancer and the .
¨I just want to express my wholehearted support for Jonas. It is hard to see a fellow footballer faced with this illness. We often think as footballers we are super-fit and won’t be affected but this disease knows no bounds.¨
‘Jonas is a strong guy and I am positive he will come through this. He will have support from family and friends and players such as myself.¨
It is possible to overcome the disease and we know of at least two friends who have overcome testicular cancer .
Jonas had had a tough time of it in his career over the last year, and only played two games for Newcastle last season, as he seemed to be ignored by the club, and he went on a loan deal to Norwich City last January, but the Canaries were relegated.
And he was told not to return to training this summer by the club, and has been in Argentina, where the news a few weeks ago was that he was training with a personal trainer while looking for another club – and now this.
We send out our very best wishes to the 30 year-old, but would also like to see some visible humanitarian support coming from Newcastle United for their player.
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