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Ron Rivera shared shocking information with the Washington Soccer Crew Thursday evening, revealing to his squad he has been recognized with lymph node most cancers, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Rivera advised his crew the most cancers was found after a self checkup, however is “very treatable and curable” and is in its early levels.

Rivera is establishing a therapy plan with the crew and an outdoor specialist. Washington has a “Plan B” in place for Rivera, which hasn’t been revealed by the crew. Rivera handed alongside his gratitude for the crew medical doctors, trainers and health-care specialists for serving to him by way of remedies. 

The Washington Soccer Crew head coach thanked the Snyders, the group, his assistant coaches, gamers, followers, family and friends for love and help throughout this time. In a message to the crew, Rivera talked about “I’ll be just a little extra cranky, so do not p— me off.” He additionally stated a few of his gamers “had been surprised, however a bunch of them wished him effectively,” per Schefter’s report

Rivera advised ESPN he was surprised on the information as a result of he felt “I am in finest well being I have been in.” 

The 58-year-old Rivera is in his first season as head coach of Washington after spending the previous 9 seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He has compiled a 76-63-1 document with three profitable seasons — all of which had been double-digit win campaigns. Rivera led the Panthers to a 15-1 document within the 2015 season, profitable the NFC Championship and an look in Tremendous Bowl 50. 

Rivera performed 137 video games as a linebacker for the Chicago Bears from 1984 to 1992 earlier than moving into teaching. He acquired his first teaching job with the Bears earlier than coming to the Philadelphia Eagles as a linebackers coach from 1999 to 2003. He later served as a defensive coordinator for the Bears and San Diego Chargers, having a top-five protection in three of his six seasons in that function, which led to his hiring in Carolina. 

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