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NY Giants GM Dave Gettleman diagnosed with cancer

Gettleman previously spent four years as the Carolina Panthers general manager following a long run as an executive with the Giants.


Kahron Spearman


New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman announced that he was recently diagnosed with lymphoma that was discovered during an annual physical, in a statement Tuesday per ESPN.

 

Treatment is expected to start in the "very near future."

 

Gettleman previously spent four years as the Carolina Panthers general manager following a long run as an executive with the Giants. He came back to the Giants last year to replace Jerry Reese as general manager.

The doctor's outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I," he said in a statement. "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 [coach] Pat [Shurmur], [assistant general manager] Kevin [Abrams] and the rest of our staff.

Dave Gettleman
General manager, New York Giants

"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," he said. "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 67-year-old was at the Giants' OTA workout on Monday, and is said to be optimistic.

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