Former Tennessee star DL Albert Haynesworth asks for help finding a kidney donor
Former Tennessee DL Albert Haynesworth is in serious medical trouble. After suffering a brain aneurysm three years after retiring from the NFL, Haynesworth’s kidneys are now the problem.
Per a post on his Instagram page on Wednesday, his kidneys failed on July 7. Now, he’s reaching out to anyone who sees the post for help.
As you can see below, Haynesworth posted asking for help finding a kidney donor as his own kidneys continue to fail him:
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Well this hard for me to say but my doctors said I should reach out to my family, friends and fans Some of you may know I’ve been battling kidney disease for a few years now the time has come family, friends and fans I’m in dire need of a kidney mine have finally failed me on July 7 2019. It’s hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season in retirement that my body has taken another major blow. First with the brain aneurism 3 seasons out of the NFL to now my kidneys failing me. But the bright side of this latest ordeal I can ask for help by asking for someone to generously donate a kidney. If you are interested in giving this precious gift please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2. GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message. #VFL #TITANUP
Haynesworth was a first-round pick in the 2002 NFL Draft, spending 10 years in the NFL with the Titans, Redskins, Patriots and Buccaneers.
During his college career with the Vols, Haynesworth had five sacks and 66 tackles (20 for a loss).