Athletic Bilbao players shave heads in support of team-mate Yeray Alvarez

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The defender is currently undergoing treatment for testicular cancer, with the rest of his squad trying to support him through his recovery

Athletic Bilbao's squad have united behind team-mate Yeray Alvarez as he battles testicular cancer, shaving their heads in solidarity.

The 22-year-old is currently undergoing treatment after his cancer returned. Alvarez initially had a tumour removed in December 2016, but has been sidelined again by the disease.

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He played just two months after having the tumour removed, returning to action in February, and now Bilbao expect him to be out for at least three months.

His team-mates at the club have backed the Spain Under-21 international, and posed for a squad photo with their heads shaved.

Midfielder Benat is almost unrecognisable in the picture, having chopped off his long locks for his team-mate.


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Alvarez also shared a similar image of the squad's new look on his Instagram, accompanied by the caption "This family is a crazy thing!"

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