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Sport Ron Rivera offers positive update about his battle with cancer

06:25  24 october  2020
06:25  24 october  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Ron Rivera: By no means have I given up on Dwayne Haskins

  Ron Rivera: By no means have I given up on Dwayne Haskins Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera benched quarterback Dwayne Haskins this week in a move that he said was not an “indictment” of the 2019 first-round pick. It was hardly a rousing show of support, however, and the fact that Rivera wasn’t in Washington when Haskins was drafted would lead many people to think [more]It was hardly a rousing show of support, however, and the fact that Rivera wasn’t in Washington when Haskins was drafted would lead many people to think Haskins’ window with the team is closed. Rivera said that isn’t the case on Friday.

Ron Rivera shared surprising news with the Washington Football Team, revealing to his squad he has been diagnosed with lymph node cancer , the team released Thursday night. Rivera told his team the cancer was discovered after a self checkup, but is "very treatable and curable" and is in its early stages.

Ron Rivera 's 2020 season has featured plenty of challenges on the field, but off the field he's faced his most intense battle in lymph node cancer . The head coach splits his time between working with his team and working with medical professionals while receiving treatment.

Ron Rivera has been battling cancer as he tries to lead Washington this season, and the coach offered a positive update about his health on Friday.

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Rivera told reporters that his final cancer treatment is scheduled for Monday. He said he will continue to undergo scans but that doctors have told him things are heading in the right direction.

Rivera has been receiving treatment for lymph node cancer. Trying to endure that treatment while coaching an NFL team must be incredibly taxing, and there have been times where he has received IV treatments during games and been visibly struggling to push through.

Washington is 1-5 in Rivera’s first season, but his health is most important. The positive update he shared is welcome news for the NFL community.

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