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An NFL GM Announced He Will Begin Treatment For Lymphoma

The Seattle Seahawks running a play against the New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 22: C.J. Prosise #22 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball against the New York Giants during the first quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on October 22, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman announced some unfortunate news this morning. He has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

The 67-year-old Gettleman said the disease was discovered during a recent annual physical. He will begin treatment shortly.

Gettleman described his prognosis as "positive."

“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 Pat (Shurmur), Kevin (Abrams) and the rest of our staff," he said.

“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."

Gettleman was hired by the Giants as general manager on December 28. He had been the GM of the Carolina Panthers from 2013-16.

Gettleman had previously worked in the Giants' organization in scouting and personnel from 1998-2012.

Our best wishes to him and his family as he begins his fight against lymphoma.