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Texans Announce Safety Andre Hal Has Hodgkin's Lymphoma

A Houston Texans player drops a pass.

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 10: Andre Hal #29 of the Houston Texans reacts after dropping a potential interception in the second half at NRG Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Andre Hal, a safety for the Houston Texans who has played four years with the franchise, announced some tough news on Friday afternoon. Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma - a form of cancer.

Hal was drafted in the seventh round back in the 2014 NFL Draft. He's been a key contributor in each of his four seasons in Houston.

The Texans released a statement on Hal's diagnosis.

Hal received a preliminary diagnosis from team physician Dr. James Muntz at Houston Methodist Hospital. Hal and the Texans medical team have sought further consultation with physicians at MD Anderson Cancer Center where he continues to undergo testing and evaluation and is discussing his treatment options.

Hal himself has also issued a statement. It looks like he's doing his best to stay upbeat during the process.

“My faith in God and the support from my family, friends, teammates and coaches will see me through this difficult time. I will not let this diagnosis stop me from fulfilling my dreams and I do not want anyone to feel sorry for me. I know how to beat this and I will beat it.”

The Texans also tweeted the news. Fans have been very supportive.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Hal. Let's hope he beats it and resumes his budding career soon.