The gridiron community in Australia wakes to the terrible news that Seattle Seahawk Jesse Williams has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo kidney surgery.

The team announced Williams’ diagnosis of papillary type 2 cancer Monday but did not provide details. In a statement, Williams says he is going to focus on his health and, ”fighting this battle with a return to football as my ultimate goal.”

General manager John Schneider says Williams has overcome ”a great deal in his life and we will support him in any way possible.”

At just 24 this is terrible news for a young man who was battling back from knee problems to find a sport on the Seahawks roster.



We wish Jesse all the best for the next few months as he works his way through this hard time in his life.

Jesse Williams diagnosed with cancer


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