Former NFL Star Albert Haynesworth In Need of Kidney Donor

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August 21, 2010; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (92) is put into the game during the third quarter of the preseason game at FedexField. Mandatory Credit: Maxwell Kruger-US PRESSWIRE ORIG FILE ID: 20100821_ajl_ak5_183.jpg

Former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who played for the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is in ‘dire need’ of a kidney donor, according to ESPN’s Turron Davenport.

Haynesworth, 38, is suffering from kidney failure and has made a plea on his official Instagram page in hopes to find a donor.

“Well, this is 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” Haynesworth wrote in the post.

“First with the brain aneurysm 3 seasons out of the NFL to now my kidneys failing me,” the post continued. “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.”

Haynesworth best years came with the Titans, and that play earned him a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins in free agency back in 2009.

Haynesworth failed to find the same success in Washington that he did in Tennessee, and never really recaptured his form, bouncing around the league until he ended his 10 year career playing for the Bucs.

Since leaving the NFL, Haynesworth has had his fair share of health issues, announcing back in 2016 that he dealt with a brain aneurysm in November 2014 that sent him to intensive care.

 

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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

A post shared by Albert Haynesworth (@haynesworthiii) on Jul 10, 2019 at 4:30pm PDT