Texas freshman third baseman Alex Silver has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and will miss the first couple months of the season according to Austin-American Statesman writer Alan Trubow. Silver was expected to contribute in the Longhorns lineup this season as he was slated to start at either third base or second base.
Silver told Trubow about how he found the mass in his neck saying:
“They’re shocked that (it was) found when it was so small. The doctors told me that this was the smallest amount of cancer you could have, I was sitting in class one day and I had my hand on my neck. All of a sudden I felt a lump. It was small, but it was definitely a lump. It didn’t go away for a while and at one point it got swollen.”
You can check out the full article from the Statesman by clicking here.