Dominic Matteo given all clear after brain tumour treatment

Dominic Matteo celebrates scoring for Liverpool
Image: Dominic Matteo has revealed he has been given the all clear after being diagnosed with a brain tumour

Former Liverpool and Leeds defender Dominic Matteo has revealed he has fully recovered from a brain tumour.

The 45-year-old had surgery in November to remove the growth and has undergone six months of rehabilitation.

Matteo revealed the news on Twitter on Thursday, as he thanked the staff at Leeds General Infirmary and St James's Hospital.

"Yesterday I got THE phone call, the one I've been praying for... my brain scan is clear," the former Scotland international tweeted.

"After 6 months of fear, pain, rehab, surgery and treatment. I'm healthy! It feels unreal!

"The LGI & St James hospital saved my life. They were simply incredible. Thank you will never be enough!"

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Matteo, who represented Scotland six times, retired in 2007 after also representing Blackburn and Stoke.

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