During the Tuesday press conference New York Giants GM David Gettleman dropped a bombshell when he calmly revealed that during a recent medical checkup he was diagnosed with lymphoma.
This is a real as it gets.
Gettleman seemed upbeat and displayed a positive outlook explaining he would continue to work “as allowed” during his treatment process and he further detailed communications between himself and Giants staff members that would allow him to remain involved.
“The doctor’s outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I.” – Giants GM David Gettleman
All of us here in the SportsTalkLine family wish David a speedy recovery and ultimate success in this critical battle.
Gettleman’s Full Statement:
“Recently, I underwent an annual physical, during which it was discovered I have lymphoma. Over the past week, I have undergone more testing to determine the course of treatment, which is scheduled to start in the very near future.
The doctor’s outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I.
I will continue to work as much as the treatment process will allow, and as they know, when I am not in the office, I will be in constant communication with [coach] Pat [Shurmur], [assistant GM] Kevin [Abrams] and the rest of our staff.
I am thankful to John Mara and Steve Tisch and our organization for their support and encouragement, and to Ronnie Barnes for his guidance and assistance. And, of course, to my wife Joanne and our children for their love and support.
And I want to thank you in advance for respecting my privacy and that of my family as we work our way through this. I look forward to being back at full strength and devoting all my energy to helping make this 2018 New York Giants team the best it can be.”
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