Cardiff City’s Ivory Coast defender Sol Bamba has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Bamba has started chemotherapy and will be supported by the Bluebirds’ medical team in the course of his treatment.
The 35-year old has made 117 appearances for Cardiff, scoring 10 goals in the process, since joining them from Leeds in October 2016, with his most recent game for the Bluebirds coming in the 3-2 home victory over Birmingham on December 16.
He helped the club into the Premier League in 2018 and has also had spells at Hibernian and Leicester after starting out at Paris Saint-Germain.
Bamba was born in Paris to Ivorian parents but chose to play for the Ivory Coast and represented them at the 2008 Olympics and was also part of the side that reached the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final.
He has amassed 46 caps for the Elephants since making his international debut in 2008