College football player, Greg Brooks Jr. has been diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer after having emergency surgery three weeks ago to remove a tumor in his brain.
According to USA Today, Brooks, who plays the safety position for the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers football team has been diagnosed with medulloblastoma. The announcement comes from his family, school, and the medical team from Our Lady of the Lake Health in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Brooks family, LSU Athletics, and Our Lady of the Lake Health announced today that Greg Brooks Jr. has been diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, medulloblastoma.
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) October 4, 2023
Last month, Brooks reportedly got an MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) after he experienced dizziness from vertigo. He had been dealing with the issue throughout the preseason. The results of the MRI revealed that the LSU athlete had a brain tumor. He had emergency surgery three weeks ago to remove a tumor between his cerebellum and brainstem. After further testing, it was determined he had cancer.