Norwich City players don ‘Stay Strong Dan’ jerseys ahead of the Chelsea clash as Barden’s teammates show their support in a poignant display following a highly rated young man’s testicular cancer diagnosis.
- The Norwich stars have donned jerseys in support of young goalkeeper Dan Barden
- The 20-year-old injection plug has been diagnosed with testicular cancer this week.
- The Canarian stars wore special warm-up jerseys before the game against Chelsea
The Norwich City stars have stood by their teammate Dan Barden after the young goalkeeper was diagnosed with testicular cancer last week.
The 20-year-old, who is on loan to Scotland’s Livingstone, will take time out of the game to undergo treatment after his diagnosis.
In a club statement, the Canaries wished Barden a speedy recovery and said ‘we are with him every step of the way’.
And before Norwich’s game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Daniel Farke’s players warmed up in jerseys with a message of support for the young goalkeeper.
The black jerseys with white lettering that read ‘We’re with you, stay strong Dan’ were worn by the entire team in West London on Saturday.
Norwich City players have worn special jerseys to support young goalkeeper Dan Barden
Canarias announced this week that the 20-year-old has been diagnosed with cancer
Barden’s diagnosis has rocked football in a week in which Bournemouth star David Brookes announced he has stage two Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The highly rated plug said he is optimistic and has a positive mindset ahead of a challenging period.
“ It has been a very difficult and challenging period, but the support of my family, friends and colleagues has helped me get through the last few weeks, ” Barden told the club official website.
Norwich players wore special warm-up jerseys that read ‘we’re with you, stay strong Dan’
The canaries warm up before the start of noon against Chelsea on Saturday
I cannot thank the Norwich and Livingston medical departments enough, as well as everyone at Royal Marsden Hospital.
“The speed at which everything has moved has been insane, but everyone has been absolutely brilliant with me. Both Daniel Farke and Livingston manager David Martindale have also been very supportive.
“The initial diagnosis was a real shock to me, but the positive is that we detected it early and the prognosis and next steps have been positive.
“I am optimistic and I have a positive mindset. I’m sure I can beat him and do what I love again soon. ‘
Norwich City forward Teemu Pukki warms up with a special jersey for teammate Dan Barden
The back of the jersey reads: ‘Barden 50’ to reflect the 20-year-old goalkeeper’s team number.