Ebene News – UA – Cancer diagnosis of the legend of Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide Football Club have confirmed legendary midfielder Russell Ebert has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia

Port Adelaide legend Russell Ebert was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a form of cancer

Port Adelaide football club confirmed Ebert’s diagnosis on Wednesday afternoon, revealing the 71-year-old had already started intensive treatment

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“He will take time away from his role in the club’s community programs as he needs to do this and the club will support him as needed,” Port Adelaide Football Club said in a statement

“Russell and his family would like to thank those who have already made contact to convey their support and best wishes. He would like to especially thank the members and supporters of Port Adelaide Football Club for their wonderful support for so many years

“The club asks everyone to respect the privacy of Russell and his extended family at this time so that they can focus on his treatment”

Ebert is a four-time Magarey medalist and three-time prime minister He played 391 games for Port Adelaide between 1968 and 1985, scoring 295 goals

The six-time best and fairest recipient of Port Adelaide was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996

Ebert also coached Port Adelaide for five seasons between 1983 and 1987, with a win rate of over 55%

His son Brett has played 166 games for Port Adelaide, while his nephew Brad has also represented the club 184 times

Last week Ebert delivered a eulogy to Alberton Oval for former teammate Eric Freeman, who died earlier this month at the age of 76

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Ebene News – UA – Cancer diagnosis from the legend of Port Adelaide

Source: https://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/port-adelaide-legend-russell-ebert-diagnosed-with-leukemia/news-story/42bd35f6808bd621bda289ded0e1ca27