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Newcastle winger Gutierrez given the all-clear after cancer treatment

The Argentine international has thanked fans for their support after announcing the news.

Gutierrez during the treatment.
Gutierrez during the treatment.

NEWCASTLE WINGER JONAS Gutierrez on Monday revealed he has been given the all-clear from cancer.

Gutierrez had been having treatment since September following the diagnosis of testicular cancer in his native Argentina.

But the 31-year-old took to Twitter to announce: “Today I was given a medical discharge.

Thank you very much to all who accompanied me at this time, especially my family, my parents, brothers, godmother and friends”

Gutierrez then retweeted congratulatory messages from followers, while Newcastle also tweeted their congratulations, posting: “Everyone at #NUFC is delighted to share the news that Jonas has been discharged from hospital in Argentina #UnitedWithJonas’.”

Gutierrez joined Newcastle from Real Mallorca in 2008 and helped the club win the second tier Championship in his second season at St James’ Park.

He was largely unused by manager Alan Pardew last season and was allowed to join Norwich on loan for the second half of the campaign.

© – AFP 2014

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