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Toronto has announced that former midfielder Tsubasa Endo has leukemia

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The Canadian club has raised funds for the 29-year-old Japanese: “I’m shocked, it’s hard to accept, now I want to fight.”

A bolt from the blue. In the suspended moment Major League SoccerThe dramatic news shocked the entire North American soccer movement.

Former Japanese midfielder for Toronto and Los Angeles Galaxy, Subasa Endo, battling acute leukemia. This was announced by the Canadian club through a note on social media.

The TorontoLorenzo Insignia, who officially returned to Genoa a few days ago and played for Criscito until last November, immediately raised funds to help cover the 29-year-old’s medical expenses.

Canadian club president Manning and some players from the same team and other club players have already given their donations to help endow.

“At first I was really shocked and it was really hard to accept the whole situation. It’s going to be a hell of a journey and it’s definitely going to be the hardest time of my life, but I’m determined to fight back and come back stronger. Ever.”

Endo confirmed the news through a post on his social channels.

Endo, who arrived in Toronto in the 2016 SuperDraft out of the University of Maryland, played six seasons in Canada, scoring 10 goals in 80 appearances in all competitions. After the end of the contract, in 2022, he signed a six-month contract Melbourne FCin Australia, before returning to MLS last August to pull on a reserve team jersey LA Galaxy.

A few weeks ago, the 1993-born Japanese man discovered he had acute lymphocytic leukemia, a disease that affects the blood and bone marrow.

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After experiencing some symptoms, the footballer underwent some blood tests between Los Angeles and Japan, from which the disease emerged.

Endo immediately began a long cycle of chemotherapy and may receive a bone marrow transplant in the coming months.

The news shocked Toronto, who immediately rallied directly to help the 29-year-old beat the disease.

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