Aston Villa news

Petrov leukaemia in remission

August 2, 2012
By ESPN staff
Aston Villa have released a statement to confirm that club captain Stiliyan Petrov's leukaemia is in remission, just over four months on from the initial diagnosis.

Petrov, 33, missed the final weeks of the 2011-12 as he underwent treatment for the condition and still faces a long fight ahead of him as he looks to fully recover.

But, the Midlands club was able to deliver the positive news that Bulgaria international Petrov is making good progress as his recovery continues.
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