May 20, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tackle David Quessenberry (77) during organized team activities at the Methodist Training Center at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans: OT David Quessenberry Diagnosed With Lymphoma; Placed On Non-Football Illness List

The Houston Texans have placed OT David Quessenberry on the Non-Football Illness List after being diagnosed with lymphoma.

According to a release from the Houston Texans, Quessenberry was experiencing a persistent cough and fatigue over the last week. He was diagnosed with lymphona and is currently being treated at M.D. Anderson Hospital.

GM Rick Smith expects a full recovery.

“Our medical community here in Houston is the best in the world. 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.” 

The 2013 6th round pick, Quessenberry was expected to compete for a starting job on the offensive line, with the right tackle position being the most likely spot.

The 23-year old has yet to play in an NFL game in his career. He missed his rookie season after being placed on Injured Reserve in September with a foot injury .

Quessenberry is ready for the long road ahead, telling CSN Houston, “I’m gonna kick the crap outta this thing and come back even stronger! I will win this fight. Just know I’ll be back out there killing it before you know it.”

We offer our thoughts and prayers to David and the entire Quessenberry family.

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