GWS striker Bobby Hill will undergo surgery on Tuesday after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
- Bobby Hill has played in every GWS game this season but will now be out indefinitely
- Giants say he’s in good spirits ahead of Tuesday’s surgery
- Sam Docherty from Carlton and Ben Cunnington from North Melbourne have also received treatment for testicular cancer in the past year
The 22-year-old scored a goal in his side’s loss to Brisbane on Saturday and has featured in every Giants game so far this AFL season.
But he is now on the sidelines for an indefinite period.
Medical evaluation after recovery from surgery will determine if further treatment is needed.
“Bobby and his family have our full support, as always, as they get through this time,” GWS Director of Football Jason McCartney said in a club statement.
“His health and well-being is our top priority and he will receive the best medical care during his surgery on Tuesday and beyond.
“There will be a period of time for him to recover before further medical evaluation to understand if further measures are needed.
“Bobby is in good spirits and knows he has the support and love of the entire Giants family.”
Hill requested a trade to Essendon late last year, citing family reasons, but was denied the move when a deal was not reached.
The live forward has played in all 11 games for the Giants so far this season, scoring nine goals.
Carlton defender Sam Docherty and North Melbourne midfielder Ben Cunnington have also faced bouts of testicular cancer over the past year.