Burgos in cancer shock

ATLETICO MADRID have been dealt a massive blow with the news that goalkeeper German Burgos has been diagnosed with kidney cancer.

The 33-year-old has been out of action for the past two weeks after suffering from what Atletico believed to be a severe bout of 'flu.

However, extensive tests have now revealed a tumour on his kidney, and the player could undergo surgery on Saturday.

It is the second high-profile cancer case to hit Spanish football in recent times after Deportivo La Coruna custodian Jose Francisco Molina successfully overcame testicular cancer.

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