Good news for Stilyan Petrov, Aston Villa and football fans in general
There was good news from Aston Villa today as they have announced that club captain Stilyan Petrov is in remission.
The news comes just over four months after the 33-year-old was diagnosed with acute leukaemia and had to stop playing to fight the disease.
In the past week new Villa boss announced that Darren Bent would officially take over the first team duties as Captain while Stilyan remained overall club captain.
A statement on the Aston Villa website read:
“It is with great delight that the club can confirm on behalf of our long-standing captain, Stiliyan Petrov, that Stan's acute leukaemia is in remission.
"Stan would like to take this opportunity to express his deep gratitude to the medical staff who have looked after him so well since his condition was diagnosed just over four months ago.
"He also wishes to place on record again his profound sense of appreciation for the incredible outpouring of love and support he has received from Villa fans, his team-mates and colleagues at the club, as well as football fans and many more people around the world during this period.
"He and his family have been moved by the depth of feeling stirred in so many people and he has taken great strength from it, too.”
It comes as great news for Villa though the statement goes on to say that the former Celtic man’s fight “is not over.”
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