Washington Football Head Coach Ron Rivera Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Plans to Continue Coaching

Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera revealed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter that he was diagnosed with lymph node cancer two weeks ago. He told the team on Thursday night.

Rivera did say he plans to continue coaching, however Washington has a “Plan B in place,” just in case.

Schefter later clarified on Twitter that, specifically, Rivera has “squamous cell cancer of his neck.”

Squamous cell cancer is a form of skin cancer and usually non-life-threatening, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Rivera received a ton of support around Twitter from teams and players alike.

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