Ex-Raiders TE Foster Moreau reveals cancer diagnosis, says he’ll quit NFL
Tight end Foster Moreau has announced that he has Hodgkin’s lymphoma and will be leaving the NFL.
The 25-year-old, who has spent the past four seasons with the Las Vegas Raiders, took to Twitter to reveal he was diagnosed with cancer following a medical examination.
“Through a somewhat miraculous process, this period of free agency has changed my life,” Moreau wrote. “During a routine medical examination performed by the Saints medical team in New Orleans, I was told I had Hodgkin’s lymphoma and would be stepping away from football…at this time to fight. a new adversary: Cancer.
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“I am grateful for the support and thankful for the people who have been firm with me. There has not been a single step that I have taken without hundreds of people lighting the way before me, and I will continue to seek their guidance.”
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According to the Mayo Clinic, Hodgkin’s lymphoma affects the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s immune system that fights germs.
Research from the American Cancer Society shows that “the five-year relative survival rate for all patients diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma is now approximately 89 percent.”
The stage of the cancer and the age of the person diagnosed can affect these rates.
The Raiders selected Moreau in the fourth round of the 2019 draft. The former LSU standout has 1,107 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in his career.
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He had a career-high 33 receptions last season and was officially named a free agent at the start of the NFL’s new league year.