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Carter told to 'take it easy' after surgery

ESPN staff
July 2, 2013
Ali Carter wants to return to action as soon as possible © Getty Images

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.

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