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Carter told to 'take it easy' after surgery
Former World Championship finalist Ali Carter has said that surgery "went well" after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
On Monday, the 33-year-old issued the news through a statement on the World Snooker website, but vowed to return to action as soon as possible.
World No. 15 Carter, who has previously fought a battle with Crohn's disease, posted on his official Twitter account to notify that surgery had gone well, but was "very sore" and had been told to "take it easy" for a month.
Nicknamed 'The Captain', Carter has won three ranking titles in his career and is a two-time Crucible finalist, losing to Ronnie O'Sullivan on both occasions in 2008 and 2012.
Hi everyone. Surgery went well, am feeling very sore and been told to take it easy 4 a month. Thanks everyone u have been a massive strength— Ali Carter (@TheCaptain147) July 2, 2013