Carberry diagnosed with cancerous tumour


Hampshire and England opener Michael Carberry has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumour, the club revealed on Thursday night, after he had been ill for a few days and was sent for further medical tests.

Carberry, who played six Tests for England, the last of which was in January 2014, will undergo more tests and then treatment, though no specifics have been released as to the nature or location of the tumour.

Hampshire's statement read: "Following recent reports about his health and now that he has spoken fully to his family, friends and team-mates, Hampshire can confirm that after a brief period of feeling unwell, a specialist has determined that Michael Carberry has a tumour that is cancerous.

"Further tests will be undertaken before the relevant treatment commences.

"He is grateful for the messages of support that he has received and hopes that he can focus on his treatment whilst the privacy of those close to him is respected."

Hants director Giles White added:  "It is terrible news, we are in shock. Our thoughts are with Carbs and his family at the moment.

"He found out a couple of days ago. It has been a tough couple of days for him the past few days and hopefully he gets through this.

"We will stand by him all the way through to help him and support him in any way we can."