– MacDonald’s spell at Hull City has suffered another setback after learning he is battling bowel cancer
– The Englishman had just made a return from a 10-month injury layoff
– He joined Hull City back in January 2018 from Barnsley
Yorkshire-based side Hull City have confirmed defender Angus MacDonald is battling early stages of bowel cancer.
In a statement posted on Hull’s website, the club announced MacDonald “has shown great strength of character” in the fight of the condition.
“The whole Tigers family join together in showing Angus continued love – and will support him in his recovery,” Hull said.
“His physical and mental wellbeing are our number one priority at this moment in time,” the outfit added.
The news will come as another blow to MacDonald, having spent 10 months on the sidelines after being diagnosed with a blood clot in his calf in September 2018.
He recently returned to training after the lay off, and was hoping to rediscover his form and fitness into the new season.
“After a year on the sidelines and recently getting back into full training, returning to the pitch felt closer than ever, so this news has come as a complete shock and is hard to take and fully process,” the 26-year-old posted on Instagram.
“I will be ready to fight this head on, and I’m going to do whatever I can to get back to full health and back on that pitch,” he declared.
MacDonald sealed a move to Hull City in January 2018 after an impressive spell with Barnsley, where he was club captain.
He would however make only three appearances for the side last season, with his last coming in their Carabao Cup defeat to rivals Derby back in August.
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