Texans’ David Quessenberry is battling lymphoma


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No matter what your team allegiance, it’s safe to assume every football fan is on tackle David Quessenberry’s side. The second-year Houston Texan had lymphoma diagnosed and was put on the Non-Football Illness list, CBS Sports reports. The team made the announcement today.

Rick Smith, the Texans’ executive vice president and general manager, said in a statement via HoustonTexans.com:

“Our medical community here in Houston is the best in the world. We are extremely confident in the care and treatment David will receive. He is a fighter and a courageous young man and we look forward to his full and complete recovery. We will continue to support him and his family and look forward to his return to the team.”

According to a statement released by REP 1, Quessenberry’s agency, the 23-year-old had with Non-Hodgkins T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma diagnosed last Tuesday, which adds new meaning to Quessenberry’s tweet, dated June 3, the date of the diagnosis.

Quessenberry is currently undergoing treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said REP 1, who added in its statement:

“The goal of David’s treatment is to cure the disease, 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 of your positive thoughts and prayers for David are encouraged and appreciated.”

Minutes after the new broke, support for Quessenberry poured in.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.

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