NFL Rookie Quessenberry Diagnosed with Lymphoma


Professional football player David Quessenberry, a tackle for the Houston Texans, has been diagnosed with lymphoma. The diagnosis comes after a brief period during which Quessenberry had a chronic chest cold and experienced shortness of breath during practice.

"The goal of David's treatment is to cure the disease," said his agents at Rep 1 Sports in a statement issued on Twitter. "So he can return to the life that he has worked so hard to earn. David is extremely positive and determined to win this fight against cancer. Our love for David is strong and we are praying for him and his family during this difficult time. All your positive thoughts and prayers for David are encouraged and appreciated."

Quessenberry was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL draft out of San Jose State University. He plays offensive tackle, and although he didn't get into any games last season, and following his diagnosis he will be put temporarily on the practice squad.

No word on what subtype of lymphoma he has been diagnosed with, or what kind of treatments he may be starting soon.

Fortunately for Quessenberry, he is from Houston, where the MC Anderson Cancer Center is located, widely regarded as one of the very best cancer centers in the world.

Source: Various outlets

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