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Avery Henry, a Ohio State football player, has been diagnosed as having bone cancer.
The offensive lineman is the freshman confirmed the news Follow us on Twitter Monday night.
Henry wrote, “This isn’t the way that I wanted to release it. But I don’t know any other way.” “A few days ago, I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. This is a type of bone cancer. This is something I’m going to fight! I’ve never been a statistic, and I won’t ever be one! “I want to thank my coaches and brothers for their support!”
After his announcement, fans and teammates showed support for the St. Clairsville native.
“You got this brother… we all here for ya!!” Dallan Hayden, the running back, wrote, while Paris Johnson Jr. was an offensive lineman. Paris Johnson Jr. added: “We love your brother, and we are with you during this fight!”
According to the Mayo Clinic osteosarcoma can be described as a form of cancer that starts in the bones cells and usually occurs in the bones. teenagers and young adults.
The 309-pound, 6 foot, 6-inch-tall athlete did not play this year. He was originally committed to Iowa State. The Columbus Dispatch.
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Henry eventually decided to live closer to his family, citing his family as the main reason.
“Being that my mom’s a single momHenry said that Henry couldn’t go the distance every day. “We talked about what Ohio State might offer. My mom was the first to know that I would take it. It was incredible when I received it for the first time. “I didn’t know what I was missing until the next day.”
Michigan football fans can also visit the site. shared their support Henry on social networks Tragically, the team lost a promising member of the team to the disease.
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After a two-year battle against osteosarcoma, Dametrius “Meechie,” Walker, a high school football star, died earlier this month.
“Our friend. Our brother. Michigan Football, our teammate, posted a tribute. “We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Dametrius Walk. Meechie was an inspiration for everyone in our program as well as the Michigan family. Many will miss him.”