FORMER Leeds United loanee Liam Miller is battling cancer, according to friends.
The 36-year-old midfielder has been undergoing treatment in the US, a BBC Sport pundit has said.
Tam McManus tweeted: “Awful news about Liam Miller keep the fingers crossed that he somehow pulls through.
“Was in the USA for treatment this month and flys back tomorrow to start chemo here. He’s still fighting it. Will say a prayer for him tonight.”
McManus added: “He starts chemo tomorrow and is fighting hard really can’t go into any more detail than that out of respect for him and family. Praying he can get better.”
Miller’s family is yet to confirm he is undergoing treatment and it has not been confirmed what type of cancer he is suffering from.
But the football world this morning sent messages of support to the Irishman, who played 36 times for Leeds United scoring once between 2005 and 2006.
Among the first to rally around Miller was ex-Celtic and Arsenal frontman John Hartson - who beat testicular cancer in 2009 after it had spread to his lungs and brain.
The Welshman said: “My thoughts are with Liam miller and his family this morning. Hope he can get through this difficult time of his life.”