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Walker's wife has cancer

Updated: May 16, 2009, 5:15 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The wife of Carolina Hurricanes forward Scott Walker has cancer. The team says the cervical cancer is treatable and Julie Walker is expected to make a full recovery.

"It was a challenge the first couple days, but we're slowly getting back to normal," Walker said Saturday afternoon, when he addressed the situation with the media for the first time. "It was a little more detailed than they [doctors] first anticipated, so that was hard. Now it's getting to the point where we ...

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