Jonas Manuel Gutierrez is an Argentine footballer who plays for English club Newcastle United and the Argentina national team as a winger. As per news posted my Mirror he is suffering from testicular cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy. The 31-year-old had gone for an operation in Argentina to remove his left testicle after the discovery of a tumor.
Gutierrez was on loan at Norwich last season, has scored 10 goals in 177 league appearances for the Magpies. The 31-year-old winger revealed his illness during an television interview in Argentina on Tuesday. He told TyC sports ,”I detected a tumour in a testicle. When I confirmed the cancer, I went home crying. I came here and I assumed the costs despite having a contract with Newcastle. Money is not important. What is important is health. I had to start chemotherapy.”
His fans all around the world supported him with their love on twitter. His Team mate Adam Campbell and Former team-mate Joey Barton also wooed him on twitter.
In the earlier cases of testicular cancer that happened on football internationals i.e. Former Millwall striker Neil Harris, Northampton goalkeeper Matt Duke and ex-Tottenham and Chelsea defender Jason Cundy were successfully treated and they resumed playing.
Just come round from my op and been smacked right in the stomach after hearing about a great man @elgalgojonas being ill, keep strong bro ❤️
— Adam Campbell (@adamcampbell_) September 16, 2014
Heard the terrible news about @elgalgojonas Wish him a speedy recovery. Great guy with a great family. My thoughts are with them all x — Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) September 17, 2014