The New Orleans Saints rescued Foster Moreau from retirement due to illness. Doctors are confident that the condition could go away.
Foster Moreau, offensive player, who in March was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma cancersigned this Wednesday a contract for three years in exchange for 12 million dollars to play with the New Orleans Saints of the NFL.
Hodgkin lymphoma is a disease that begins in white blood cells, called lymphocytes, that grow out of control and cause swollen lymph nodes.
Moreau, 26, discovered his condition during a physical exam evaluating his transition from the Las Vegas Raiders, his previous team, to the Saints, the agency reports. EFE.
Upon learning of the disease, the New Orleans, Louisiana-born player announced his retirement from football on March 23.
“Through a somewhat miraculous process, this period of free agency has changed my life. During a routine physical I learned that I have Hodgkin’s lymphoma and I will be stepping away from football,” Moreau said at the time. moment.
But in the last days the situation changed. The prominent player in the university league reported that even though the cancer reached stage two the doctors told her it could be removed.
The diagnosis allowed the Saints confidence that the player will be healthy and ready to perform in the 2023 season that begins in September.
“I’ll kick this thing’s ass and get back to doing what I love!”the athlete had published on his Twitter account on March 22.
When the hiring was made official by the social networks of the National Football League, the post was filled with responses full of amazement and emotion.
Moreau was a fourth-round pick the Raiders took in the 2019 Draft. He played four seasons in Las Vegas completing 91 receptions for 1,107 yards and 12 touchdowns.
In the 2022 season, the tight end posted career-high 33 receptions and 240 yards, stats that caught New Orleans’ attention.
In the Saints, Foster Moreau will reinforce the offense led by his former teammate in the Las Vegas Raiders, the ‘quarterback’ Derek Carr, the running back Jamaal Williams, who played with the Detroit Lions in 2021 and 2022, and the other tight end of the team, Juwan Johnson.
The Saints will seek to return to the playoffs in the 2023 season after last year they finished with a record of seven games won and 10 lost in third place in the South division of the National Conference.
With information from EFE
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