20 Year Old Norwich Goalkeeper Dan Barden Diagnosed With Testicular Cancer

Norwich goalkeeper Dan Barden has been diagnosed with testicular cancer.

The 20-year-old is currently on loan at cinch Premiership side Livingston but will be taking a break from football.

‘It has been a very difficult and challenging period, but the support of my family, friends and colleagues has helped get me through the last few weeks,’ Barden told Norwich’s official club website.’

He will be closely monitored on a treatment programme after undergoing follow up tests following the initial diagnosis.

‘I can’t thank the medical departments at both Norwich and Livingston enough, as well as everyone at the Royal Marsden Hospital,’ the goalkeeper added.

The speed at which everything has moved has been crazy, but everyone has been absolutely brilliant with me. Both Daniel Farke and the Livingston manager, David Martindale, have also been very supportive.

‘The initial diagnosis was a real shock for me, but the positive thing is that we’ve caught it early and the prognosis and next steps have all been positive.

‘I’m optimistic and have a positive mindset. I’m confident that I’ll be able to beat it and that I’ll be back out there doing what I love soon.

‘I’d like to thank everyone around me for their support. I know that the coming period will be challenging and would ask for privacy for me and my family at this stage. Where possible, I’ll do what I can to update on my progress.’

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