According Jacoub, Quessenberry’s lymphoma is expected to require 4-6 months of treatment. However he could be back in time for 2015 season.
Jacoub added that Quessenberry is facing a “life-threatening” form lymphoma, but believes he can make a strong recovery with treatment.
This is horrible news for such a young person. We’re hoping he makes a complete recovery and can get back to his normal life.
“Our medical community here in Houston is the best in the world,” Texans’ GM Rick Smith said. “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.”
Quessenberry’s representatives, Rep 1 Spots, has already issued a statement regarding his situation.
“It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that a member of our REP 1 Family has been diagnosed with Lymphoma. 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.”
Quessenberry, 23, was a sixth-round pick of the Texans during the 2013 NFL Draft. He didn’t appear in a game during his rookie season, but the team is reportedly optimistic that he will be able to develop into a solid player.
It’s hard to be too concerned about football when someone is dealing with a situation as serious as this.