Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, with doctors expecting a full recovery, the league announced Saturday.
Garber will continue managing the league during his treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, which will be followed by surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital. A series of tests have confirmed that the cancer has not spread, with Garber saying he feels "very strong, energized and extremely focused."
"Obviously no one wants to hear that they have cancer," Garber said in a news release. "However, I am being treated by exceptional doctors at two of the top hospitals in the world and am confident, as are they, that the prostate cancer will be successfully treated, with a full recovery. I plan on keeping a normal schedule and will continue managing the league and Soccer United Marketing during my course of treatment."
Garber, 56, has served as MLS commissioner since 1999.
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