Hull City defender Angus MacDonald has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.
The Championship club revealed the sad news on Wednesday in a club statement, with the disease in the early stages at the time of the discovery.
MacDonald, 26, missed almost the entirety of last season after being diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in November 2018.
“Angus has shown great strength of character in the way he has reacted to this news,” the statement read.
“The whole Tigers family join together in showing Angus continued love and will support him in his recovery.
“His physical and mental wellbeing are our number one priority at this moment in time.
The Club kindly requests that supporters and the media respect the privacy of Angus and his family at this time.
“Please also note that any further updates on his progress will be provided by the Club.”
MacDonald has made 15 appearances for the Tigers since joining from Barnsley last January.