New York Giants Mark Herzlich
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New York Giants linebacker and cancer survivor Mark Herzlich is helping and supporting GM Dave Gettleman through his Lymphoma treatment.

On Saturday, New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich spoke with Dan Duggan of The Athletic at The Landon Collins Celebrity Softball Game. The conversation was regarding GM Dave Gettleman recently being diagnosed with Lymphoma.

It was announced last Tuesday that Gettleman was diagnosed. Herzlich is a cancer survivor, as he beat Ewing’s sarcoma in 2009 before his senior year at Boston College. He has now been cancer-free for nine years. The long-time Giant mentioned how he’s familiar with the entire feeling and scenario.

“I know how hard the feeling of first getting diagnosed is because you’re so nervous and scared about what’s going to happen,” Herzlich said. “I just wanted to let him know that I was here for him if he had any questions, little chemo tips that you learn along the way.”

Although it’s an extremely tough and grueling process, Herzlich has experience with it. He knows the support from family and friends is a huge aspect. And the former Boston College Eagle is ready to provide that for his general manager. “Just to have someone else come and be a distraction from actually doing it,” Herzlich told Duggan. “It’s going to be a little bit of a process for him, but I’m there for him.”

With Gettleman attempting to work while undergoing treatment, the diagnosis comes at a more uneventful time in the NFL season. The Giants mandatory three-day minicamp is this week from Tuesday until Thursday. They then have a six-week break until the beginning of training camp on July 28th. This will give Gettleman time to focus on his overall treatment as he heads into his inaugural season as GM for the New York Giants.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.