Parramatta great tackles cancer battle

Rufina Vignone
Luglio 27, 2017

Wigan rugby league legend Brett Kenny admits he's shattered but ready to fight for his life after being diagnosed with cancer.

Kenny shared the news that he had been diagnosed with lymphoma cancer - cancer of the lymphatic system - and will undergo chemotherapy over the next few weeks.

Kenny's friends reportedly revealed he is set to face more tests and does not yet know the full of his battle.

"When I first found out it knocked the hell out of me a bit", he admitted.

The news is just the latest blow for the Kenny family, with the legendary footballer's stepson confined to a wheelchair after damaging his spine diving into a creek while on holidays early this year, The Daily Telegraph reports.

"We've had a lot of people sending messages, a lot of phone calls, things like that, which has been great", Kenny added on 7 News Sydney.

Alongside Peter Sterling, Ray Price, Mick Cronin and Steve Ella, he was part of the Eels' only four premierships within six seasons in the 1980s (1981-83, 1986).

Kenny is widely regarded as one of the finest players to ever grace the 13-man code.

A brilliant five-eighth from the NSW south coast, Kenny played 256 games for Parramatta from 1980-93, scoring 110 tries.

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