Cowboys C Travis Frederick announced Wednesday that he’s been diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome, which is a rare disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves.
An update on what’s going on with me: pic.twitter.com/KSkMUvyCWk
— Travis Frederick (@tfrederick72) August 22, 2018
Frederick has been dealing with stingers the past few weeks while trying to determine what was causing the issue. He had been seeking multiple opinions regarding the issue before doctors determined he had Guillain Barre Syndrome.
According to WebMD, most people recover from Guillain Barre Syndrome with around 85% of people with GBS making a full recovery within 6 to 12 months.
The good news is that this is something that can be treated, but it remains to be seen when he’ll be able to return to the team.
Frederick, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He’s entering the third year of his eight-year, $66.56 million that included $26.2 million guaranteed.
Frederick stands to make base salaries of $10 million and $6 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2017, Frederick appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 2 center out of 36 qualifying players.