In a statement, Hull City confirmed that the 26-year-old has the early stages of the disease with the club saying MacDonald has shown ‘great strength of character in the way he has reacted to this news.’
A club statement read: ‘Hull are sad to announce that Angus MacDonald has been diagnosed with early stages of bowel cancer.
‘Angus has shown great strength of character in the way he has reacted to this news. The whole Tigers family join together in showing Angus continued love and will support him in his recovery.
‘His physical and mental wellbeing are our number one priority at this moment in time.
‘The Club kindly requests that supporters and the media respect the privacy of Angus and his family at this time. Please also note that any further updates on his progress will be provided by the Club.’
The sad news comes just two days after English professional footballer threw an extravagant celebration for Burke’s 31st birthday.