Championship Wigan have confirmed that Honduras full-back Juan Carlos Garcia has been diagnosed with leukaemia. The 26-year-old returned to the Latics last week from his loan spell at Spanish side Tenerife with what the club called "a blood disorder".
"I went in to see Juan Carlos and he was incredibly upbeat and his spirits were strong," said boss Malky Mackay.
"He's going to fight this and make sure he gets through this for the sake of his wife and kids. Everybody at the club is wishing him all the best as I'm sure that all our fans are.
"It's something that is obviously a real blow for Juan Carlos' family and everybody connected with the football club. We're going to make sure that he gets the best care possible."
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