This is very sad. The Houston Texans are placing second-year offensive lineman David Quessenberry on the non-football illness list after being diagnosed with lymphoma.
Texans will place David Quessenberry on the NFL’s Non-Football Illness List after being diagnosed with lymphoma.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) June 10, 2014
Lymphoma is a form of cancer that affects the lymph system.
Quessenberry’s agents have released a statement.
“It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that a member of our REP 1 Family has been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Houston Texans 23-year-old offensive lineman, David Quessenberry, will be leaving the game for an extended period of time while he undergoes treatment for Non-Hodgkins T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.
“David was diagnosed with the illness last Tuesday. He believed he had been suffering from a chest cold when he experienced shortness of breath at a Texans practice on June 3rd. David was admitted to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston later that day, where he immediately began treatment that evening.
“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.”