My faith in God and the support from my family, friends, teammates and coaches will see me through this difficult time, Hal said in a statement. I will not let this diagnosis stop me from fulfilling my dreams and I do not want anyone to feel sorry for me. I know how to beat this and I will beat it.
According to the Texans, Hal received a preliminary diagnosis from team physician James Muntz. Hal has sought further consultation with physicians at MD Anderson Cancer Center and continues to undergo testing and evaluation while weighing treatment options.
We are confident that Andre’s resiliency and infectious positivity, along with treatment and care from the best medical community in the world, will guide him through his recovery. The entire Texans organization is behind Andre and his family during this difficult time and we look forward to his eventual return to the team.
But the ACL injury was probably the best thing that ever happened to me. It helped me create a work ethic and really understand consistency. When you tear your ACL, you can’t take no days off. Not one day. You can’t take off icing your knee after, or rehab, or anything you’ve got to be on top of that stuff to even become close to the type of player that you were before.
Out of high school, I was like 202-205 pounds. My rookie season I was like 245, my second year I was 255. My third year I got up to like 272, and I tore my ACL. I don’t know if my weight was part of the cause of that, but I got hurt, so I just tried to re-evaluate my situation. Right around 238-242 is my ideal range I can do everything that I need to do at 245 and lighter. I played in the Super Bowl at 236.
On the football field, it’s every single day, every play, knowing that people are depending on me to make my play. Von Miller Peggy Sirota for ESPN
I don’t try to limit myself to just rushing the passer or dropping back in coverage or being a run-stopper; I try to be great at football. I can’t even put a name on what I do wide receiver, tight end, running back, whatever just put me in the game. I feel like that’s the type of teammate that I want to be. I try to be an all-around defender.