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Gettleman to be treated for lymphoma

New York Giants’ general manager Dave Gettleman released a statement today that will be undergoing treatment for lymphoma.

“Recently, I underwent an annual physical, during which it was discovered I have lymphoma. Over the past week, I have undergone more testing to determine the course
of treatment, which is scheduled to start in the very near future.

“The doctor’s outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I.

“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 Pat (Shurmur), Kevin (Abrams) and the rest of our staff.

“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. 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.”

Gettleman, 67, was named the team’s GM lat Dec 28 and has been aggressively working to overhaul an organization with a roster that finished 3-13 in 2017. It is assumed that Gettleman will not be actively involved in the day-to-day until further notice. His assistant, Kevin Abrams, has been the Giants’ assistant GM for the past 16 years, first working under Ernie Accorsi and then Jerry Reese. He began his career as a salary cap specialist.

Yesterday, the Giants announced the hiring of Mark Koncz as the director of player personnel in advance of Gettleman’s announcement today. Koncz was with Gettleman in Carolina before joining the Giants as a draft consultant earlier his year.

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