Ex-Charlton women’s player tragically dies aged 20 after losing battle with bone cancer – which was only found when doctors checked her broken thigh bone
Lucy Kerr, 20, was diagnosed with bone cancer when she broke her thigh boneDoctors, who performed an MRI scan, also found the youngster had lung cancerShe quickly had chemotherapy in London but Charlton revealed she died today
A former Charlton Athletic women’s player has tragically died aged 20 after a battle with cancer.
Lucy Kerr was diagnosed with bone cancer after doctors found the disease when she broke her femur.
Medics, who performed an MRI scan, also found the youngster had lung cancer and she quickly underwent chemotherapy in London.
Lucy Kerr was diagnosed with cancer after doctors found the disease when she broke her leg
But today Charlton Athletic Women said Ms Kerr had died and passed on their condolences to her family.
A statement from the club read: ‘The thoughts of everyone at Charlton Athletic Women are with the family at this difficult time and the club will pay tribute to Lucy in an upcoming fixture.
‘Everyone at Charlton Athletic would like to send their condolences to Lucy’s family at this difficult time.’
Ms Kerr joined the south east London side in the 2013/14 season as an U14 and won player of the year.
She progressed to the U16s and captained Kent Schools before playing senior football with the club’s development team.
Charlton Athletic Women said Ms Kerr had died and passed on their condolences to her family
Charlton Athletic Women’s Manager Riteesh Mishra, who worked with Lucy in the U16s, said: ‘The news is tragic. My heart goes out to Lucy’s family and friends.