Stockport County have confirmed that forward Connor Jennings has been diagnosed with low-grade chondroid sarcoma, a rare type of cancer.
The club have explained today: “Connor had been suffering from pain in his shoulder for several months after a fall in training, and following physio treatment, was referred for MRI scans to investigate.
“It was during these scans that a suspected tumour was located within his upper arm. Following subsequent biopsies, this has been confirmed as low-grade chondroid sarcoma, which is a rare type of cancer.
“Although the treatment plan and timings are still being discussed with medical experts, chondroid sarcoma can only be treated through surgery, with a good success rate.
“The club are working with Connor to ensure he gets all the support he needs during this difficult period through to his recovery.”