THE footballing world has reached out to send their support to David Brooks, after it was confirmed the Cherries midfielder has been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin lymphoma.

The 24-year-old posted a message to alert supporters and the world to his situation, where he informed us that he hopes to make a full recovery following a positive prognosis and that he will begin treatment next week.

The sad news comes after Brooks was called up to the Wales international squad for the recent break, but withdraw early following a medical examination.

Hodgkin lymphoma is described by the NHS as an "uncommon cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, which is a network of vessels and glands spread throughout your body".

It is said to mostly affect young adults in their early 20s and older adults over the age of 70, with around 2,100 people each year diagnosed.

Cherries have pledged their support to the midfielder, with Chief Executive Neill Blake saying: “Everyone at AFC Bournemouth will do everything possible to help support David and his family during his recovery.

“We’re not putting any timescales on his return; we will give David all the time he needs to get well and will do everything that we possibly can to help with that.”

Following the news, here’s how the footballing world showed their support for Brooksy: