- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) - Newcastle defender Jonas Gutierrez has returned to action after being treated for testicular cancer.

The former Argentina international played for Newcastle’s under-21s team against West Ham on Monday.

The 31-year-old Gutierrez wrote on Twitter: “Thanks to all the fans for the support that you give through my illness, i am proud to be back. Good game and really happy.”

Gutierrez, who played at the 2010 World Cup, disclosed his cancer fight in September.

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