In some sad news that has gripped the cricketing world England and Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry has been diagnosed with cancer, The 35-year-old opener had been left out of Hampshire’s County Championship match against Warwickshire this week after having complained of feeling unwell. He was sent for tests after the complaints where the resulting Cancer was detected,He will have more examinations before receiving treatment.

A statement by Hampshire said

Following recent reports about his health and now that he has spoken fully to his family, friends and team-mates, Hampshire can confirm that after a brief period of feeling unwell, a specialist has determined that Michael Carberry has a tumour that is cancerous. Further tests will be undertaken before the relevant treatment commences.

“He is grateful for the messages of support that he has received and hopes that he can focus on his treatment whilst the privacy of those close to him is respected

Carberry had earlier survived potentially life-threatening blood clots in one of his lungs, back in 2010.Carberry has played 6 Tests, 6 ODIs and 1 T20I for his country,  and has been largely on the sidelines recently.  But he had a great career in the County as well as Bog Bash League

Support has been Pouring in for Carberry, with friends and celebrities taking to twitter to show their support

We hope that Carberry makes a speedy recovery and is back in the field on no time.