Sheedy diagnosed with cancer
Kevin Sheedy has been diagnosed with bowel cancer
Everton academy coach Kevin Sheedy has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.
The 52-year-old, who as a player featured heavily in the club's success of the mid-1980s, will undergo surgery later this week and is expected to be absent from Finch Farm for some time.
"It's not ideal but I have to remain positive," said Sheedy. "After a period of rehabilitation I will return to my coaching role at Everton."
Sheedy was keen to highlight the importance of people being aware of getting an early diagnosis if they experienced any problems.
"There is a history in the family," he told evertonfc.com.
"It's so important that people don't ignore the early signs and symptoms and don't be afraid to consult a GP."
Sheedy, a former Republic of Ireland international, made 369 appearances for Everton, scoring 97 goals.
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fingers crossed and best wishes from a blue.
everyone's rooting for you.
A living legend long may he live SHHEEEEEDDYY
He is a blue,and a fighter get well soon kevin lad
Get well soon Kevin . seen you play alot in the 80's great player. Man united fan .
I have experienced bowel cancer too. Early diagnosis and surgery appears to have solved the problem.
Kevin is right to remain positive, my cancer was three years ago, and I am fine now.
Still have six monthly check ups, but all ok so far.
Stay positive Kevin. No reason why you can't carry on after the surgery and follow up treatment.
Very best wishes to you.
Morrice Wells (United Fan)
you WILL beat it mate-hope the surgery goes well this week-just been announced on liverpool radio news.