Aston Villa news

Petrov suffering from leukaemia

March 30, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Aston Villa have announced that midfielder Stiliyan Petrov is suffering from acute leukaemia.

Villa captain Petrov, 32, has made 30 appearances for the club this season in all competitions and most recently featured in Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Arsenal, but reported that he was feeling unwell in the aftermath of the game.

A club statement read: "The Villa board received news today that our long-standing captain Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

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