Jose Enrique: Former Liverpool defender given the all clear following treatment to remove brain tumour

‘the best news’

The 32-year-old was diagnosed in May 2018 and has been posting regular updates on his Instagram page

Jose Enrique has revealed he has got the all clear following treatment for a brain tumour in a video message on his Instagram page.

The former Newcastle and Liverpool defender was diagnosed with chordoma in May 2018.

Chordoma is a rare type of tumour that usually occurs in the bones of the skull base and spine, but his was found behind the eye.

Jose Enrique in action for Liverpool

Jose Enrique in action for Liverpool

The 32-year-old underwent a nine-hour operation last June and in January posted images of his treatment on Instagram.

On Monday, Enrique posted a video to his Instagram account revealing the great news that his MRI scan showed he was all clear.

He wrote alongside the video: “So guys, today I have received the best news!

“My surgeon Dr Simal has called me up after receiving my recent MRI results.

“He has confirmed and given me the all clear!

“The area is clean and looking amazing he said.

“So now onwards and upwards!  Thank you all again for all of your support throughout it all.”

Enrique was released by Liverpool in 2016 and signed with Spanish club Real Zaragoza.

He made 27 appearances for the club before being forced to retire in 2017 because of a persistent knee injury.

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