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Texans lineman diagnosed with lymphoma

David Quessenberry AP

Medical news at this time of year should be limited to hamstrings and ankles.

But the Texans have gotten word that one of their players has a more serious problem.

Tackle David Quessenberry has been diagnosed with lymphoma, and will be placed on the reserve-non-football illness list while he gets treatment.

According to a statement from his agents, Quessenberry thought he was having a persistent chest cold, and was diagnosed last week after complaining of shortness of breath during a practice

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,” the statement read. “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.”

“Our medical community here in Houston is the best in the world,” Texans General Manager 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.”

Our thoughts are with the former sixth-rounder as well, as he fights through something far more serious than any run-of-the-mill football problem.

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41 Responses to “Texans lineman diagnosed with lymphoma”
  1. jamaalcharlesincharge says: Jun 10, 2014 11:28 AM

    Prayers…

  2. thepftpoet says: Jun 10, 2014 11:28 AM

    Prayers coming from Vikings nation.

  3. 69finfan says: Jun 10, 2014 11:29 AM

    Get well soon, David.

  4. dalfanforever says: Jun 10, 2014 11:31 AM

    Stories like this keep everything in perspective. These are people with real problems and deal with real issues. Get well soon!

  5. ravensgrl says: Jun 10, 2014 11:34 AM

    Wow… I hope everything goes well with his treatment

  6. jcbrave says: Jun 10, 2014 11:36 AM

    Rival Titans fan chiming in, get better soon so we can see you on Sundays :)

  7. southpaw2k says: Jun 10, 2014 11:44 AM

    *BLEEP* you, cancer.

    Fight the good fight, Dan. Here’s hoping you can flash cancer the big double middle finger.

  8. justafan64 says: Jun 10, 2014 11:46 AM

    All the best to David. I beat this crap 8 yrs ago. Nasty stuff, but he can prevail!!

  9. dhardy8207 says: Jun 10, 2014 11:49 AM

    My best wishes and prayers go out to this young man.. Hope he recovers completely and has a long life ahead!

  10. Getoffmylawn! says: Jun 10, 2014 11:52 AM

    Good luck and kick it’s azz! You will be back in football before football is back in LA.

  11. bassplucker says: Jun 10, 2014 11:55 AM

    That’s awful. He was only just a rookie last season IIRC.

  12. campcouch says: Jun 10, 2014 11:56 AM

    I wonder what troll gives well wishers a thumbs down. Best wishes to him too.

  13. notthetroll says: Jun 10, 2014 11:56 AM

    Good luck man. We send prayers to you and your family.
    #cancersucks

  14. Big Ant TV says: Jun 10, 2014 12:00 PM

    get well and fight on from the Dawg Pound da Browns

  15. hehatemyfootballteam says: Jun 10, 2014 12:00 PM

    F cancer

  16. goodguyattorney says: Jun 10, 2014 12:02 PM

    Best thoughts and vibes go out to you young man. Young people should never have to fight this fight. But, the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the best in the world so he should be in good hands.

  17. bigwinintx says: Jun 10, 2014 12:05 PM

    To all those opposing teams fans wishing our boy a speedy recovery; we say, “Thank you.”

    To the classless goons giving thumbs down, we can only hope you or your loved ones never have to fight this kind of fight, and we sincerely hope you grow up soon.

    Texan’s fans.

    Fight that good fight, Dave!

  18. ghost26 says: Jun 10, 2014 12:05 PM

    That’s awful. Terrible disease.

  19. hakunamangata says: Jun 10, 2014 12:06 PM

    Wow. Get well soon and all the best to him in this battle!

    As for those disliking people’s well wishes, please remember football is A GAME whereas this is the man’s life!

  20. jimijammworld says: Jun 10, 2014 12:08 PM

    Spineless cowards vote thumbs down. Get well, David from Bills Country.

  21. norcalsportsknowledge says: Jun 10, 2014 12:09 PM

    Praying for a speedy recovery.

  22. redbirdsrising says: Jun 10, 2014 12:10 PM

    Get well soon man. And people, stop bitching about the thumbs up, thumbs down. who friggen cares? Really?

  23. nytitans says: Jun 10, 2014 12:18 PM

    cant imagine why anyone would put thumbs down

    get well soon your docs are the best in the world

  24. buddysguys says: Jun 10, 2014 12:21 PM

    go crush it bro!

  25. mrlaloosh says: Jun 10, 2014 12:24 PM

    “Saints” be with you. You got this!

  26. pslbucfan says: Jun 10, 2014 12:28 PM

    This has also touched my family as well. Thoughts and prayers to you and yours. Get well soon.

  27. deafcone says: Jun 10, 2014 12:33 PM

    thumbs down is totally classless. pray for a full recovery. Football takes a back seat to your health.

  28. keiselsbeard says: Jun 10, 2014 12:35 PM

    Best of luck & may God bless You.

  29. nyking1963 says: Jun 10, 2014 12:38 PM

    wow horrible news.
    Speedy recovery from a Bengals fan.
    Beat this like you beat my Bengals and get back on the field as soon as possible.

  30. dartmouthstevens says: Jun 10, 2014 12:43 PM

    His return to football is not without hope. Two boston players (Jon Lester of the RedSox and Marcus Cannon of the Patriots) have both come back from chemo from a type of lymphoma and have great and good (respectively) careers to this point. I wish the young man well. If one young man can return to play offensive line, another has the hope to return.

  31. obsessedvikingfan says: Jun 10, 2014 12:52 PM

    All of the thumbs down are a disgrace.

    It just shows that they need to go to the facebook style of comments where you can block the ones that ruin the page for others.

    As a 3 time cancer survivor, going through kidney cancer as I type this, I wish this young man the best of luck.

  32. rhob60 says: Jun 10, 2014 12:53 PM

    I’m not a Texans fan, but this is rough. I hope you recover from this acc get back on the field. Good luck.

  33. magicmtndan says: Jun 10, 2014 2:07 PM

    Wishing you a speedy and full recovery. Without good health everything else is much much harder.

  34. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 10, 2014 2:41 PM

    It was just reported that it is Non Hodgkins Lymphoma which apparently of all the lymphomas to get is the best case scenario for full recovery.

    I believe that Mario Lemieux had this same disease in the early 90’s and made a full recovery and got back on the ice and finished a brilliant career.

    I wish Quessenbury a very speedy recovery and hope to see him on the field soon.

  35. selliott504 says: Jun 10, 2014 3:30 PM

    All the best from the WhoDat Nation!

    Houston’s MD Anderson has the premier professionals and treatments for lymphoma.

    Wishing a complete recovery for David Quessenberry. You are in our prayers.

  36. civilwarfish says: Jun 10, 2014 5:39 PM

    The Dawg Pound stands united in support of this fine young warrior as he faces a difficult foe.

    God go with you Dave, with our prayers as support!

  37. oilerthentexandiehard says: Jun 10, 2014 6:00 PM

    Cancer, the ultimate cheap shot artist. You can beat that David.

    As for the thumbs downers, I’ll assume most of you had a bad mouse click. If it wasn’t, you can assume we don’t care what you think.

  38. lscratchingthesurface says: Jun 10, 2014 6:21 PM

    So sorry to hear this news. We need to find a cure for this dreadful disease! Get Well David and Jim!!

  39. donnymacjack says: Jun 10, 2014 6:39 PM

    David Quessenberry you can and will beat this. All fans, no matter who we root for, will be rooting for you. We know you have the strength to kick it’s ass and spit it out in the mud. You’ve all ready beat tougher odds to make it to the NFL. So this is just one more step…one more challenge for you. Do your thing and beat it silly. Much Love – Seattle

  40. greenandgoldgirl says: Jun 10, 2014 7:11 PM

    Prayers for you and your family from Packer nation. You can beat this!

  41. rmcnulty234 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:57 PM

    Prayers from Redskin Nation to you and your family.

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