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Exeter City striker Adam Stansfield's recuperating in hospital after an operation on his colon was a success.
The 31 year old was diagnosed with bowel cancer earlier this month and went into the RD&E hospital last week for an operation to remove a bit of his colon.
The club says, "The operation was a success, Stanno was up when we visited this afternoon and looking happy but tired. He was even cracking a few jokes!"
"He is extrememly grateful to all the well-wishers over the last few weeks and very thankful that he is now being allowed to rest and recuperate so he can return to action as soon as possible."
Over 1500 people joined a Facebook group sending the player support.