Tuesday February 11 2014
Acerbi trains during chemotherapy

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.”

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