It was revealed on Tuesday that New York Giants 67-year-old general manager Dave Gettleman was recently diagnosed with lymphoma.
Gettleman released the following statement regarding his condition.
“Recently, I underwent an annual physical, during which it was discovered I have lymphoma. Over the past week, I have undergone more testing to determine the course of treatment, which is scheduled to start in the very near future.
“The doctor’s outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I.
“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.
“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.
“And I want to thank you in advance for respecting my privacy and that of my family as we work our way through this. I look forward to being back at full strength and devoting all my energy to helping make this 2018 New York Giants team the best it can be.”
The Giants hired Gettleman as GM back in December due to his work as the Carolina Panthers GM from 2013-2017, one season in which he helped the team reach Super Bowl 50, and from his time with the Giants from 1998-2012 where he served time as a scout, pro personnel director, and senior pro personnel analyst.
— Jason Leach (@JasonKLeach) April 27, 2018
Gettleman, who turned 67 in February, has been one of the most active general managers in the league this offseason in signing key free agents such as Nate Solder, Jonathan Stewart and William Gay, and trading for Alec Ogletree.
We, at Elite Sports NY, wish Gettleman a speedy recovery.