Republic of Ireland international Matt Doherty has opened up about the skin cancer scare which resulted in him undergoing surgery earlier in the year according to Birmingham Live reports.
Doherty has been on the sidelines as well due to a knee injury he picked up at the start of the 2019/20 season and had to sit out against Manchester United in August.
The 27-year-old who was called up to the national team has now revealed the fear he had upon discovering a freckle on his lip and how it was going to be potentially cancerous.
“It was something like a freckle. I thought it was nothing but the doc saw it,” he told Dublin Live.
"I told him it had been there for about a year and it had probably got a bit bigger.
“So we went to the dermatologist and she was like: ‘I don’t like it, you’re going to have to have it cut out’.
“So in your head you’re thinking,‘okay, what’s the worst case scenario?’
“Skin cancer – that word was mentioned but not in a threatening way. It was just ‘let’s see what happens’. I was never really in full panic mode.”
The good news is that Doherty has been cleared and is in good health to step up for Wolves as they look to fight off the opposition in the Premier League.
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