It is a case of frying pan to fire for Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.

The 31-year old who is just recovering from a long injury spell and is eyeing a comeback to action has been diagnosed with acute leukemia.

As reported by the BBC, the Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper is now set to begin chemotherapy to save his life and not the ball as he usually does

This sad development has been greeted with shock across board and for Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple, Ikeme needs all the support and love he can get now.

He said: "It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened to hear the news of Carl's diagnosis,".

"That relates to both players and staff as Carl has been at the club for a very long time and remains such an integral personality within the group.

"At the same time, we all know what a fighter and a competitor Carl is, and I have no doubt that he will take all of those attributes into this battle.

"Similarly, its goes without saying that Carl and his family will receive the full love and support that we at Wolves can provide - we are all with him every single step of the way towards a full recovery."