In a shocking announcement, Foster Moreau, a free-agent tight end who played for the Las Vegas Raiders for the last four years, revealed on Twitter that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. The 25-year-old athlete shared that he learned of his cancer during a routine physical with the New Orleans Saints’ medical team. Moreau expressed his gratitude for the timing of his diagnosis, stating that the free agency period has been a “life changing” experience for him. He also confirmed that he will be taking a break from football to focus on battling his new opponent: cancer.
According to Mayo Clinic, “Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s germ-fighting immune system. In Hodgkin’s lymphoma, white blood cells called lymphocytes grow out of control, causing swollen lymph nodes and growths throughout the body.”
Research from the American Cancer Society shows the five-year “relative survival rate for all patients diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma is now about 89%.”
The stage of the cancer and the age of the person who is diagnosed can impact those rates.
The Raiders selected Moreau in the fourth round of the 2019 draft. The former LSU standout .
Moreau recorded 420 receiving yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders last season.
He was a key replacement over the last couple of seasons during periods that former Raiders tight end Darren Waller has missed due to various injuries.
In total, Moreau has registered 1,107 and 12 touchdowns in his four seasons with the Silver and Black. Prayers to Foster. The Planet Raiders staff would like to Wish you all the best in your recovery.