World News – AU – Cancer diagnosis of the legend of Port Adelaide

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Port Adelaide Football Club has confirmed that legendary midfielder Russell Ebert has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

The Port Adelaide legend Russell Ebert was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a form of cancer.

Port Adelaide Football Club confirmed Ebert’s diagnosis Wednesday afternoon, finding that the 71-year-old had already started intensive treatment.

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« He will take time to play his role in the club’s community programs as needed and the club will assist him as necessary, » Port Adelaide Football Club said in a statement.

“Russell and his family thank those who have already contacted us for their support and good wishes. He especially wishes to thank the members and supporters of Port Adelaide Football Club for their wonderful support over so many years.

“The club asks everyone to respect the privacy of Russell and his extended family so that they can focus on his treatment. ”

Ebert is a four-time Magarey medalist and a three-time premier player. He made 391 appearances for Port Adelaide between 1968 and 1985 and scored 295 goals.

Port Adelaide’s six-time best and fairest recipient was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

Ebert trained Port Adelaide for five seasons between 1983 and 1987 with a win rate of more than 55 percent.

His son Brett played 166 games for Port Adelaide while his nephew Brad represented the club 184 times.

Last week at Alberton Oval, Ebert gave a laudatory speech for former teammate Eric Freeman, who died earlier this month at the age of 76.

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