MX23RW : Monday, June 21 04:49:00| >> :600:836352:836352:

Connor Jennings diagnosed with rare form of cancer

Connor Jennings diagnosed with rare form of cancer
© Reuters
The 29-year-old will not play again this season.

Stockport striker Connor Jennings has been diagnosed with cancer after a tumour was discovered in his upper arm.

The 29-year-old has a low-grade chondroid sarcoma – a rare form of cancer – and treatment plans are being discussed with doctors, though he will not play again this season.

Jennings, who has also played for Scunthorpe, Wrexham, Grimsby and Tranmere, originally suffered a shoulder injury in training but after physio treatment did not work he was sent for an MRI scan, which revealed the tumour.

A club statement on the Hatters' website read: "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.

"In the meantime, Connor continues to be around his team-mates at Carrington, staying fit and strong, and supporting the club in all its games and activities.

"We know County fans will be saddened by this news and understandably may have questions or concerns. At this time, all future updates on Connor's progress will be provided only via official club channels."

Jennings, who returned to Edgeley Park for a second spell last summer, has scored three goals in 20 appearances this term.

ID:440633: cacheID:440633:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2562:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
West Ham United assistant manager Alan Irvine pictured on September 27, 2020
Read Next:
Alan Irvine admits West Ham lacked cutting edge in Stockport win
>
Read more about Connor Jennings Football

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Monday, June 21, 2021
 
5pm
 
8pm
 
8pm
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
 
5pm
 
5pm
 
8pm
 
8pm
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CSutton UnitedSutton42259872363684
2Torquay UnitedTorquay Utd422311868392980
3Stockport CountyStockport422114769323777
5Notts County4220101262412170
6Chesterfield422161560431769
7Bromley4219121163531069
8Wrexham4219111264432168
9Eastleigh421812124940966
10Halifax TownHalifax42198156354965
11Solihull MoorsSolihull421971658481064
12Dagenham & RedbridgeDag & Red42179165348560
13Maidenhead UnitedMaidenhead421511166260256
14Boreham WoodBoreham Wood421316135248455
15Aldershot TownAldershot42157205966-752
16Yeovil TownYeovil42157205868-1052
17AltrinchamAltrincham421211194660-1447
18Weymouth42116254571-2639
19WealdstoneWealdstone42107254999-5037
20Woking4289254269-2733
21King's Lynn TownKing's Lynn42710255098-4831
22Barnet4287273788-5131
23Dover AthleticDover Athletic00000000

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!