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Sport'The news is not great': Former Australian Test cricketer, 53, fights for life after shock brain cancer diagnosis - as his friend Doctor Charlie Teo performs emergency surgery

17:13  28 may  2019
17:13  28 may  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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' The news is not great ': Former Australian Test cricketer , 53 , fights for life after shock brain cancer diagnosis - as his friend Doctor Charlie Teo performs emergency Doctor Charlie Teo performed emergency surgery on May 13 to remove tumour. Concerned friends have revealed the

Former Australian Test cricketer Gavin Robertson is fighting for his life after shock brain cancer diagnosis and emergency surgery from famous Furious brain surgeon Charlie Teo clashes with Georgie Gardner as he hits back at doctors criticising his 0,000 procedures and says he'd

Former Australian Test cricketer Gavin Robertson is fighting for his life after shock brain cancer diagnosis and emergency surgery from famous neurosurgeon Charlie Teo.

'The news is not great': Former Australian Test cricketer, 53, fights for life after shock brain cancer diagnosis - as his friend Doctor Charlie Teo performs emergency surgery© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Former Australian Test cricketer Gavin Robertson (with wife Kathie) is fighting for his life after shock brain cancer diagnosis The 53-year-old spinner had a tumour removed on Monday May 13, but concerned friends and family have revealed his battle is far from over.

'It's all happened quickly but Dr Charlie Teo is his friend and he told him at 12pm Monday to get to his surgery and he operated five hours later,' Robertson's family wrote on Facebook.

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Former Test cricketer Gavin Robertson fights for life after cancer diagnosis . Doctor Charlie Teo performed emergency surgery on May 13 to remove The 53 -year-old spinner had a tumor removed on Monday, May 13, but concerned friends and family have revealed that his fight is not over yet.

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'Dad's had over 400 messages but I'm just filling in the rest of our friends. Fingers crossed. Keep you up to date.'

'The news is not great': Former Australian Test cricketer, 53, fights for life after shock brain cancer diagnosis - as his friend Doctor Charlie Teo performs emergency surgery© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The 53-year-old spinner had a tumour removed on Monday May 13, but concerned friends and family have revealed his battle is far from over

Robertson, who retired from cricket in 2000, was given the privilege of wearing the baggy green for four Tests in 1998.

The former New South Wales Blues player responded to well wishes on Twitter on May 18, and revealed the tumour was three centimetres by three centimetres.

'Hoping for good results sticky. Not up and about but trying and hopeful... Fingers crossed,' he wrote.

Macquarie Sports Radio host Matt Thompson shared an update on Robertson's condition during his show on Tuesday - Robertson's birthday.

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'I want to wish our mate Gavin Robertson a happy birthday. I know he's had happier birthdays than the one he's experiencing right now,' Thompson said.

'But he has a wonderfully supporting family, great friends and many wellwishers among the supporting public.

'The news is not great': Former Australian Test cricketer, 53, fights for life after shock brain cancer diagnosis - as his friend Doctor Charlie Teo performs emergency surgery© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Robertson (right), who retired from cricket in 2000, represented Australia in the baggy green for four Tests in 1998

Despite the positive birthday wishes, Thompson made a frank admission about Robertson's ailing health.

'Sadly, the news for Gav is not great ... I received an update from Gavin's family last evening and it's bad news. Robbo is facing a very long fight.

'When one of the good guys is faced with a struggle like Gavin is, it's absolutely heartbreaking.'

Thompson said the news of Robertson's diagnosis made him feel 'numb'.

'The news is not great': Former Australian Test cricketer, 53, fights for life after shock brain cancer diagnosis - as his friend Doctor Charlie Teo performs emergency surgery© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The former New South Wales Blues player responded to well wishes on Twitter on May 18, and revealed the tumour was three centimetres, length and width 'The news is not great': Former Australian Test cricketer, 53, fights for life after shock brain cancer diagnosis - as his friend Doctor Charlie Teo performs emergency surgery© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited In an update on Facebook his family revealed he had emergency surgery from famous neurosurgeon Charlie Teo

'He's a man who I've respected enormously for many years,' Thompson said.

'He's in for the fight of his life.'

After packing up his cricket career, Robertson turned to media where he would often appear on Fox Sports' Bill and Boz program.

His daughter Zoe is married to Hawthorn footballer Tom Scully and it's understood Robertson had been at the AFL to support his son-in-law the day before his operation.

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