Jose Enrique gets all clear after having brain tumour removed

Date published: Tuesday 16th April 2019 7:43

Former Liverpool and Newcastle full-back Jose Enrique has revealed he has been given the all clear by Doctors after having surgery to remove a brain tumour last May.

The 33-year-old Spaniard said in an Instagram post that it was “onwards and upwards” after receiving his first MRI scan results.

Enrique was diagnosed with chordoma, a rare type of tumour which usually grows in the base of the skull and spine, but his formed behind his eye and he was told he could lose his sight.

Enrique retired due to a chronic knee injury in September 2017 while playing for Spanish second tier side Real Zaragoza.

He made 127 appearances for Newcastle after joining from Villarreal in 2007 for £6.3million and was signed by Liverpool for a reported £6m in the summer of 2011.

Enrique made 99 appearances for Liverpool before being released in May 2016. The player revealed the last six months of his spell at Anfield, under Jurgen Klopp, were the worst of his career.

 

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