The workforce introduced on Friday that Hal is battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma and is at the moment looking at his treatment options. The 26-year-old was given a preliminary prognosis by a workforce doctor. After that, he was taken to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, the place he is at the moment present process testing and analysis.
“My faith in God and the support from my family, friends, teammates and coaches will see me through this difficult time,” Hal stated in a press release. “I will not let this diagnosis stop me from fulfilling my dreams and I do not want anyone to feel sorry for me. I know how to beat this and I will beat it.”
Hal was a part of coach Bill O’Brien’s first draft class in Houston again in 2014, when the Texans chosen him within the seventh spherical. Since then, the safety has slowly labored his manner into the starting lineup.
During his rookie yr in 2014, Hal performed in 14 video games with zero begins. Hal then began 11 video games throughout each the 2015 and 2016 seasons, which led the Texans to reward him in August 2017 with a three-year, $15 million extension. Last season, Hal began in all 16 video games for Houston.
“The news of Andre Hal’s diagnosis weighs heavy on the hearts of everyone in the Houston Texans family,” O’Brien stated in a press release. “Andre epitomizes what it means to be a Houston Texan through his leadership, community involvement and team-first attitude. We are confident that Andre’s resiliency and infectious positivity, along with treatment and care from the best medical community in the world, will guide him through his recovery.”
Dozens of Texans gamers took to twitter on Friday to indicate help for Hal, together with J.J. Watt and offensive lineman Kyle Fuller.
One teammate who Hal may have the ability to actually depend on is David Quessenbury. After being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014, Quessenbury was finally in a position to return to soccer in 2017. Quessenbury lastly made his NFL debut final season by enjoying within the Texans’ closing two video games.