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Houston Texans youngster diagnosed with cancer

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Quessenberry was on the IR last year
Quessenberry was on the IR last year.

Houston Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry has been diagnosed with lymphoma and is undergoing cancer treatments, the team announced earlier today.

The 23-year old "experienced fatigue and a persistent cough over the past week and sought a medical evaluation to find the cause," the Texans said in a statement. "David was diagnosed and is presently being treated through M.D. Anderson Hospital."

Quessenberry originally thought all he had was a chest cold but was diagnosed last Tuesday with Non-Hodgkin T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, one of a large group of cancers impacting white blood cells that defend the body against infection.

The O-Lineman was drafted in the 6th round of the 2013 NFL draft out of San Jose State and spent much of his rookie season on the injured reserve list after a foot injury.

The team confirmed they will place Quessenberry on the non-football injury list and can't wait for him to have fought off the illness and eventually return to the team.

Best of luck to David from everyone at GMS.

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