Milton Keynes Dons have today released a statement confirming that goalkeeper coach Lewis Price is currently battling testicular cancer.
After scoring the opening goal of the Dons' 1-1 draw with Accrington Stanley, goalscorer Ethan Robson rushed over to the bench area and hugged Price in a show of support.
Price, 38, will soon undergo a course of treatment, which will keep him away from the Football Club for a period of time.
Head Coach Liam Manning, Sporting Director Liam Sweeting and Performance Director Simon Crampton have issued the following: "The full support of everybody at the Football Club is with Lewis and his family and we will do everything we can to help them through this challenging time."
"Lewis will have all the time he needs to recover and work his way back to a stage of full health, and we, as a Club, will do everything we can to help with that."
"I know the MK Dons family will be right behind Lewis throughout his recovery but we ask that during this time, everyone respects his and his family’s privacy."