National League striker Connor Jennings diagnosed with rare type of cancer
A National League player has been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer in his upper arm.
Stockport County striker Connor Jennings, 29, had been suffering with pain for ‘several months’ after a fall in training.
MRI scans revealed a suspected tumour in his upper arm and it has now been confirmed as low-grade chondroid sarcoma, which is a rare type of cancer.
Chondroid sarcoma can only be treated through surgery, with a good success rate, Stockport said.
“In the meantime, Connor continues to be around his team mates at Carrington, staying fit and strong, and supporting the club in all its games and activities,” County said in a club statement.
"The club is working with Connor to ensure he gets all the support he needs during this difficult period through to his recovery.”
Football clubs and suporters have sent hundreds of messages of goodwill to Connor following the announcement on Thursday morning.