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Plymouth Argyle defender gets cancer all-clear from doctors

Plymouth defender Ryan Edwards has said that he has been given the all-clear from doctors, three months after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

The 24-year-old had made 30 appearances for the Devon club this season before having surgery in January.

He said on Twitter: When you get the green light and given the all clear. Long hard few months but I said we’d beat it and we have! It may be able to knock us down but it definitely can’t keep us down!!! Thanks everyone for the support all the way through this dark time!

In a second tweet he wrote: “Special thanks to my oncologist Dr. Pete Sankey at Derriford Hospital also my specialist nurses Kerry and Lucy from the Teenage Cancer Trust who’ve been first class!”

Liverpool-born Edwards came through the ranks at Blackburn Rovers before joining Morecambe in 2014. He stayed there for three years ahead of joining the Pilgrims on a free transfer last summer.

Edwards was a regular in manager Derek Adams’ team before being diagnosed in January.

Argyle, who currently sit fifth in League One after a fine recent run of form, later tweeted an screenshot of a text message seemingly sent by Edwards, stating simply: “All clear!”

Alongside the image were the words: “The best message ever. Shed a tear or two.”


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