The left side Júnior Tavares, a former player for São Paulo and the Italian club Sampdoria, among others, was diagnosed with a brain tumoras Ponte Preta, his current team, reported this Thursday.
“Since the initial diagnosis, Ponte Preta has closely followed the athlete’s situation and provided him with the necessary support,” reported the club from the city of Campinas, which plays in the second national league.
According to local media, the 27-year-old soccer player has been in the hospital at the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) in Campinas, 100 kilometers from the regional capital São Paulo, since Wednesday evening.
Júnior Tavares has been away from training since June 27 when he began to suffer from headaches and health problems.
In addition to Sampdoria and São Paulo, Júnior Tavares also defended the Portuguese team Portimonense as well as Sport Recife and Náutico.