Real Football

News, Reports and Articles

Moore diagnosed with cancer

Wollongong connection wins it for the Socceroos against Uzbekistan


Socceroos and Queensland Roar defender Craig Moore has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming 2010 World Cup qualifier against Bahrain, after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Moore has been ruled out after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer in Brisbane yesterday, announced by his manager on Wednesday evening.

“At this point there are no thoughts regarding injury replacement players and the club will be guided by medical advice on a timeframe for Craig’s return to training and playing,” a Queensland Roar media statement said.

“Craig’s health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance to the club and we will offer him and his family all the support required in order to help him make a full recovery.”

Verbeek said he was taken aback when he heard the news about Moore.

“It’s always a shock to hear of a diagnosis like this but I am encouraged by the prognosis from the medical practitioner. I speak for the entire team in wishing him a speedy recovery,” he said.

Written by
Real Football

Published on November 13, 2008

See What Others Say

Have Your Say:

Real Football