Last Updated: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:45
Former West Brom goalkeeper Marton Fulop will take a break from the game following an operation to have a tumour removed from his arm.
Fulop spent four years at Sunderland before moving on to Ipswich and the Baggies and finally to Greek Super League club Asteras Tripoli.
Fulop's contract in Greece came to an end at the end of the season, and the Hungarian says he intends to concentrate on making a full recovery before returning to the game.
Fulop told Sunderland's official website: "I am sure that, after a few months, I will be ready both physically and mentally to continue playing football.
"What is more, I'd like to train between the treatment courses, as the doctors have said this is fine, and in fact, they heartily recommend it.
"I am very grateful to all the messages and good wishes - it really helps me that many are thinking of me."
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