Charlie Davies announces he was diagnosed with cancer, now in remission

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The New England Revolution announced on Saturday that forward Charlie Davies was diagnosed and treated for liposarcoma, a rare type of cancer, earlier this spring and is now in remission.

Davies, 30, hasn’t played since April 27, but is traveling to Florida for New England’s game at Orlando City on Sunday (7:30 pm ET; MLS LIVE).

FOX will air a full feature on Davies’ story on Sunday at 1:30 pm ET, ahead of their broadcast of Sporting Kansas City’s home match against the Portland Timbers (2 pm ET; FOX in the US, MLS LIVE in Canada).

In their statement, the Revolution said that “it was important for Charlie to concentrate on his family and treatment during the past few weeks and the club honored his wish for privacy.”

The diagnosis is the latest in a series of hardships that Davies and his family have had to overcome. The striker was a passenger in a fatal car wreck in October 2009, suffering serious injuries that prevented him from returning to the field for more than a year.

In March, Davies’ wife Nina gave birth to twin sons Rhys and Dakota three months premature. The twins spent nearly two months in the neonatal intensive care unit at Brigham Women’s Hospital in Boston before heading home in June.

Davies was diagnosed with liposarcoma, a rare type of cancer that arises in fat cells in deep soft tissue, after the birth of his sons.

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