A former Carlsbad high school football standout and current member of the Houston Texans is battling cancer.
The Texans announced offensive lineman David Quessenberry has been diagnosed with lymphoma. He was placed on the non-football illness list.
According to the team, the 23-year-old had been suffering from fatigue and a persistent cough over the past week. He was diagnosed during a doctor visit.
I have been diagnosed with cancer. My fight has just begun. As long as I have breath in my lungs I will fight this disease, and I will win.— David Quessenberry (@DavidQberry) June 10, 2014
In a statement on the team website, Houston Texans Executive Vice President and General Manager Rick Smith said:
"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."
Quessenberry, who missed all of last season with a broken foot, is a graduate of La Costa Canyon High School.
He was taken in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of San Jose State University.