May 20, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tackle David Quessenberry (77) during organized team activities at the Methodist Training Center at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
There was some heartbreaking news out of the Houston Texans camp today, as it was announced that offensive lineman David Quessenberry has non-Hodgkin T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.
ESPN.com’s Tania Ganguli wrote the following in an article on Tuesday:
"“Last Tuesday, June 3, after Quessenberry felt faint, the Texans trainers examined him and got him to doctors. Fluid had built up in his lungs, a scary diagnosis followed and chemotherapy treatments followed that.”"
First and foremost, let’s all wish for Quessenberry to have a healthy recovery, and let’s not worry about football.
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The ESPN article also reported a message from the offensive lineman:
“Don’t feel sorry for me. I will beat this.”
The USA Today quoted his agency, Rep. 1 Sports:
"“Quessenberry, 23, initially believed he had a chest cold. He was diagnosed last Tuesday with Non-Hodgkin T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, one of a large group of cancers impacting white blood cells that defend the body against infection.”"
Quessenberry missed last season with a broken foot in training camp. He was drafted in 2013 in the sixth round (Pick 176) out of San Jose State by the Texans.
Again, football isn’t the worry here, and the staff at the Toro Times hopes for a speedy recovery for this young man.