Sydney’s AFLW coach Scott Gowans will endure surgical procedure after being identified with prostate most cancers.
The Swans revealed the shock prognosis on Thursday, with Gowans to step away from the membership for six weeks to permit him time to recuperate.
Gowans will endure surgical procedure within the coming weeks, and is predicted to make a full restoration.
Assistant coach Nick Davis will tackle the senior teaching duties in Gowans’ absence.
Gowans had medical assessments for a separate problem final yr, throughout which an abnormality was detected.
Additional investigation uncovered a tumour, which luckily hasn’t unfold.
“If there’s one constructive to take from this it is that the tumour will be eliminated and hasn’t unfold, which can not have been the case if it wasn’t found so early,” Gowans mentioned in a press release.
“I am extraordinarily fortunate that my physician pushed for additional investigation into one thing that wasn’t fairly proper – I did not have any signs and I used to be in any other case feeling OK.
“What I hadn’t performed was have a check-up for prostate most cancers, so if there’s one message to return from this expertise it is to get checked, and urge your family members to get checked, as a result of it may save their life.”
Gowans, who was axed as coach of the North Melbourne AFLW aspect in 2020 regardless of boasting a 79 per cent profitable file, was appointed Sydney’s inaugural AFLW coach early final yr.
The squad lacked star energy in its first season, with the Swans ending on the underside of the ladder with a 0-10 file and a share of 35.9.
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