K rock Football

Tumour scare for star Roo

North Melbourne star Ben Cunnington. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

NORTH Melbourne star Ben Cunnington has undergone surgery after the discovery of a testicular tumour this week.

Scans on Monday discovered the small tumour and it was removed on Tuesday.

The Kangaroos haven’t set a timeline on when Cunnington will be able to return to playing duties.

“This has all happened very quickly, but our focus is on Ben and his family right now as they deal with this news and allow him to recover fully,” Kangaroos general manager of football Brady Rawlings said.

“From the diagnosis earlier in the week up until this point, we’ve moved quickly to ensure Ben is in the right hands medically and that he and his family have the right support around them.

“We ask that everyone respects Ben and his family’s privacy as this is a private health matter.

“Due to the sensitive nature of this news, we ask that the same level of respect and privacy be afforded to Ben’s wider family, friends, teammates, coaches and staff.”

(C) AAP 2021