HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Houston Texans player Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The announcement was made by the Texans on Friday afternoon.
Hal received a preliminary diagnosis from team physician Dr. James Muntz at Houston Methodist Hospital. Hal and the Texans medical team have sought further consultation with physicians at MD Anderson Cancer Center where he continues to undergo testing and evaluation and is discussing his treatment options.
“My faith in God and the support from my family, friends, teammates, and coaches will see me through this difficult time. 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.”
“We are saddened to learn of Andre’s diagnosis,” said Texan’s owner Bob McNair’s family. “Andre is tough and faithful and we believe he is prepared to win this fight. The McNair family as well as the entire Texans organization will continue to be there for him, love and support him, and pray for his recovery.”
“The news of Andre Hal’s diagnosis weighs heavy on the hearts of everyone in the Houston Texans family,” said Texan’s coach Bill O’Brien. 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. The entire Texans organization is behind Andre and his family during this difficult time and we look forward to his eventual return to the team.”