Sassuolo defender Francesco Acerbi is continuing to train with his teammates even during chemotherapy.
The centre-back had a testicular tumour removed in the summer when it was discovered during a routine medical.
He then learned the cancer had returned in December when failing a doping test for elevated levels of a hormone linked to tumours.
Acerbi turned 26 yesterday and today his agent Andrea Cattoli posted a Twitter image of him on the training ground.
“The infinite determination of Francesco Acerbi, who continues to train during chemotherapy.”