The AFL world is reeling this morning with news that Port Adelaide Power star player Robbie Gray has been diagnosed with testicular cancer.

The Power confirmed Gray’s diagnosis this morning in a club statement issued to media and fans.

Gray was reportedly diagnosed at the conclusion of the AFL season, and has already undergone surgery to address the issue.

In slightly better news, the Power asserts Gray’s prognosis is good and he should make a full recovery. However, at the advice of his doctor and specialist, Gray will be undergoing a short course of preventative chemotherapy as part of his treatment.

Port Adelaide’s club doctor Mark Fisher stated this was a necessary preventative measure in order to “significantly reduce the chance of cancer returning.

Port’s General Manger of Football Chris Davies stated that the club is doing all it can to ensure Gray’s return to full health is as swift and uncomplicated as possible.

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

Gray finished fourth in the club’s Best and Fairest poll, which was held this past Friday. He has played 173 games for the Power since 2007, earning All-Australian selection on three occasions.

Source: Port Adelaide FC
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