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Yeray: Athletic players shave heads in solidarity with defender

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Yeray: Athletic players shave heads in solidarity with defender

Yeray: Athletic players shave heads in solidarity with defender

Juan Flor

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Athletic Club's squad have shown their support for Yeray Álvarez, who is undergoing chemotherapy following the return of his testicular cancer.

Athletic Club's players have shaved their heads in solidarity with club-mate Yeray Álvarez, who is undergoing chemotherapy for testicular cancer.

"We're with you," Athletic team-mates tell Yeray

Álvarez was forced to drop out of Spain Under-21s' 2017 European Championship squad in June after it was confirmed that his cancer had returned.

The 22-year-old was originally diagnosed in December 2016, before having surgery to remove a tumour and making his comeback to Athletic action in February.

Accompanied by the message "We're with you, Yeray Álvarez," the LaLiga club published a photograph on Friday in which the defender's colleagues can be seen posing with their hair freshly cropped.

Yeray's treatment is scheduled to last for two and a half months, with the player continuing to do work at Athletic's training base to avoid losing muscle mass.

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7Athletic 63 19 6 13
8Espanyol 56 15 11 12
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