RC Deportivo La Coruña goalkeeper José Molina has gone into temporary retirement as he battles testicular cancer.
The 32-year-old Spanish international is to undergo a course of chemotherapy in his hometown of Valencia after tests showed the recurrence of the illness.
Molina revealed at a press conference in La Coruña today that he had had surgery on a tumour that proved to be benign in June 2001. The latest prognosis is said to be good.
Molina met the media alongside Deportivo president Augusto César Lendoiro, who called the player "a very special person". Molina himself said: "The doctors will see me tomorrow, do some more tests and plan the course of treatment."