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 By Chris Wright

Athletic Bilbao players shave heads to support Yeray Alvarez in cancer battle

The whole Athletic Bilbao squad have shaved their heads in solidarity with one of their teammates who has just undergone chemotherapy for the first time.

Defender Yeray Alvarez, 22, was first diagnosed with testicular cancer last year and underwent surgery in December. However, a routine post-op medical conducted last month revealed an "anomaly."

Yeray has since begun his treatment, with his teammates vowing to stand beside him every step of the way.

Yeray was said to be doing "very well" after undergoing his first round of chemo earlier this week, according to Bilbao's medical chief, Dr Joxean Lekue.

We're certain the unconditional support of his friends and workmates is also doing him the power of good.

Get well soon Yeray!

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