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Ex-Liverpool and Leeds defender Matteo given all-clear after surgery to remove brain tumour

The ex-Scotland international has successfully come through six months of rehabilitation.

FORMER LIVERPOOL AND and Leeds United defender Dominic Matteo has revealed he has fully recovered from his brain tumour.

Matteo The photo Matteo posted with his tweet. Source: Twitter/Dominic Matteo

The 45-year-old had surgery in November to remove the growth and has undergone six months of rehabilitation.

Matteo revealed the news on Twitter on Thursday and thanked the staff at Leeds General Infirmary and St James’s Hospital.

“Yesterday I got THE phone call, the one I’ve been praying for… my brain scan is clear,” the former Scotland international tweeted.

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soccer-fa-barclaycard-premiership-leeds-united-v-liverpool Grabbing a hold of Liverpool striker Milan Baros during his Leeds days. Source: EMPICS Sport

“After 6 months of fear pain rehab surgery and treatment. I’m healthy! It feels unreal!

“The LGI &St James hospital saved my life. They were simply incredible. Thank you will never be enough!”

Matteo, who represented Scotland six times, retired in 2007 after also representing Blackburn and Stoke.

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