Without much news coming out of the Texans OTAs, we seek any information available to keep us going during the dog-days of another Houston summer. I'll bet you were just wondering how David Quessenberry has been doing in his effort to return to the team after being diagnosed with cancer in early 2014. Well, you are just in time to hear the latest!
Tania Ganguli provided an update on the latest news for DQ:
"I’m getting better," he said. "It’s an exciting feeling when you can really feel your body getting stronger every day, you can feel yourself getting into better shape every day. That’s exciting. ... I’m working on gaining weight back, gaining strength back, explosiveness back, stamina back, speed back. All that."
"At the end of all the chemo and five weeks of radiation, I was in a pretty tough spot, physically," he said. "Right now we’re getting back to fighting shape."
"I can count on things," Quessenberry said. "When I was going through that other phase of chemo, I couldn’t schedule anything for the future, I had to be like what are we doing the next couple days, how are my counts going to be … I might have to get a blood transfusion. Now it’s like, OK, my cousin is getting married in July? I’ll plan on that. It’s a nice feeling physically and mentally too to be able to get your breath a little bit."
This sounds very promising! I hope that we see Quessenberry wearing a Texans uniform for training camp. He's sure to get some time with the HBO "Hard Knocks" cameras, as this is an inspirational narrative that reaches an audience well beyond football. I have my DQ shirt at the ready! I hope to get it signed by him someday.