Aug 9, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Houston Texans running back Ray Graham (37) celebrates with offensive tackle David Quessenberry (77) and tight end Ryan Griffin (84) after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings. The Texans won 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans tackle diagnosed with lymphoma

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The Houston Texans will conduct their offseason activities with a heavy heart going forward as tackle David Quessenberry has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, per a piece by Pro Football Talk. Quessenberry will be placed on the reserve-non-football list as he receives treatment for the disease. There has been no timeline offered for his recovery or beyond.

Quessenberry had been suffering from symptoms for nearly a week before his diagnosis. He had a chest cold that lasted for nearly a week before he started suffering from shortness of breath. It was later discovered that the second-year lineman’s white blood cells were dividing faster and living longer than they were supposed to — a sign of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, for which he tested positively later.

Now instead of worrying about money or football, Quessenberry can sit back and focus on recovering from and beating this disease so he can continue to live a strong, healthy life.

The Houston Texans tackle had already been coming off a year that merely rings as unfortunate now. Quessenberry broke his foot in September and missed the entire 2013 season after that injury.

The coaching staff had been excited for the tackle’s potential in their new scheme under head coach Bill O’Brien, but it appears that now Quessenberry has much greater concerns than a foot injury or even a place on the roster. We wish David Quessenberry a speedy, full recovery during this trying time.

 

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