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Yeray: Athletic players shave heads in solidarity with defender

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

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Yeray: Athletic players shave heads in solidarity with defender
Juan FlorDIARIO AS

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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