All-clear for Sheedy after cancer op
Former Everton and Republic of Ireland midfielder Kevin Sheedy has been given the all-clear after undergoing surgery following his recent diagnosis with bowel cancer.
The 52-year-old revealed his illness last month, but early diagnosis meant it was operable and he is now recovering at home.
He told Everton’s website: “I would strongly urge anybody who has concerns to go immediately to their GP. My life has been saved through early detection and I am told that over 90 per cent who are diagnosed at the earliest stage are successfully treated. Don’t be embarrassed to go, otherwise you could die of that embarrassment.”
Everton confirmed Sheedy will not require further treatment but the man who scored against England at the 1990 World Cup said: “I will need regular checks to monitor my recovery.”
Sheedy, was a key member of the Everton team that won two league titles in the 1980s. He also had spells at Hereford, Liverpool, Newcastle and Blackpool.
He is now working as a coach of the Everton under-18s team, and said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to everybody who sent me messages of support from all over the world.”
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