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AFL: GWS star Bobby Hill has to avoid SWEATING after surgery to treat his cancer diagnosis

GWS star Bobby Hill must avoid SWEATING after surgery to treat his shock testicular cancer diagnosis – as teammates update on his condition

  • Bobby Hill made a brief return to GWS on Friday after undergoing cancer surgery
  • The 22-year-old attacker was diagnosed with testicular cancer last month
  • He had surgery last week but can’t sweat for the next two weeks
  • His AFL return is uncertain but Callan Ward is delighted to see his teammate

Bobby Hill will have to sweat over the next two weeks after being diagnosed with testicular cancer as the GWS star made a brief return to the club’s training base after surgery last week.

The 22-year-old saw teammates at the Giants’ Olympic Park base for the first time since surgery on Friday, though a possible AFL return remains uncertain.

“His surgery went very well and he is in a very good mood,” said GWS veteran Callan Ward.

Bobby Hill made a brief return to GWS after treatment for testicular cancer

Bobby Hill made a brief return to GWS after treatment for testicular cancer

“I think he will be away from the football club for a few weeks, but he has a big smile on his face and it’s great to see him here today.”

Hill won’t be sweating for two weeks because of the surgery wound, but will slowly build his fitness program from there.

He will begin cross training before resuming running and weight sessions next month.

That plan leaves the door open to a playful return at some point this season, but Hill’s health remains the priority as the Giants players and staff rally around him.

The 22-year-old was diagnosed with shock last month and can't sweat for the next two weeks after his surgery

The 22-year-old was diagnosed with shock last month and can’t sweat for the next two weeks after his surgery

Hill's AFL future is uncertain but Callan Ward said a return to the game is far from his thoughts

Hill’s AFL future is uncertain but Callan Ward said a return to the game is far from his thoughts

“As for a return to play, I don’t think it’s really important to him at the moment,” Ward said.

“He’s trying to get everything else right and when that will be, it will be.”

Hill has played in all 11 games for the Giants so far this season, including the most recent appearance against Brisbane, which came after his cancer diagnosis.

The Livewire attacker requested a trade to Essendon late last year to be closer to family and friends in Melbourne but was denied a move.

GWS kept him on his contract, which runs until the end of this season.

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