Regularly. Williams suggested it would be crazy for him to play without having any guaranteed money on his contract. He was out of the NFL but Dr. Lurie believed he EARNED it for his 11 years of service to the team. The medical staff is yet another mismanaged part of a team that has nothing but mismanaged parts. he’s still able to play 5 years later, what’s the beef? They misdiagnose a cancerous growth putting their player in peril. That’s GROSS medical malpractice! Bruce Allen’s 60-91-1 record is evidence of football mismanagement, but nothing will change. Their best player understandably wants no part of the organization. Hold up a sec. If it wasn’t for a failed 2 point conversion in Miami, this team would probably go 0-16. Pro Bowl tackle Trent Williams, who ended his holdout with the Washington Redskins earlier this week, says he had a cancerous growth on his scalp and his team didn't do anything about it. Register now! If there was one organization I wouldn’t trust handling my potential cancer diagnoses…. 38 responses to “ Trent Williams: Doctors downplayed for more than five years tumor that was cancerous ” 12brichandfamous says: ... and now they ignored Trent’s cancerous growth. That's when he found out how serious this situation was. Trent Williams was diagnosed with Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP), a rare form of cancer. I was told some scary things by the doctor,” Williams said, via Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post. I don’t exactly blame him. It’s bad if they missed the diagnosis, beyond horrible if they didn’t and hid it. It remains to be seen what will happen next in this ongoing saga with Williams and the team. You don’t need to have a great relationship with everybody to play left tackle and do your thing. This is what we know about the Redskins and their medical staff: they green lighted an injured RGIII back on the field with an obviously compromised knee, ending his career. This is what we know about the Redskins and their medical staff: they green lighted an injured RGIII back on the field with an obviously compromised knee, ending his career; Alex Smith nearly had his leg amputated following shoddy medical care; they attempted to rush Colt McCoy back on the field with an aggressive surgical procedure which further damaged his leg and resulting in additional surgies; they botched Derrius Guice’s ACL surgery, giving rise to three additional surgurical procedures, and now they ignored Trent’s cancerous growth. Kind of shocking to have no trust with the organization and then in the same breath say his relationship with Dan Snyder is good. He should be thankful that he found the right doctor and he’s ok. The bombshell news was the latest twist in what's been a drawn-out battle between the team and Williams, who has been holding out since the start of training camp. Williams did not pass his physical because he felt discomfort when he tried on his helmet on Wednesday and head coach Bill Callahan said on Thursday that the team is looking for a way to customize the helmet to fit Williams comfortably. Trent Williams Says Redskins Docs Misdiagnosed His Cancer, ... he approached team doctors about a growth on his head ... Trent Williams said it was a cancerous tumor on his head. Leading the league in IR isn’t injury “luck” when it happens year after year after year. Not that I’d buy what Bruce Allen is selling, but just saying, If you have a growth on your skin, you see a dermatologist not a ‘team doctor.’ Second of all you need to realize there’s a reason he’s not called the “players doctor.’. I’m just saying if Trent didn’t keep bringing it up to team docs or go find somebody else until 5 years later, he need to start the blaming in front of a mirror. I can understand Williams being upset. ————————————————— I’m glad it has been diagnosed and treated, finally. Classic Redskins. If Williams reported this issue to the team staff five years ago, and they didn’t follow up on it then they are at fault. Trent Williams had a cancerous growth for six years that's seriousness was underestimated by team doctors, he told reporters a day after failing his physical because it was too uncomfortable to put on his helmet. The growth continued to grow, however, and he sought other outside opinions earlier this year. Does Henry deserve more love for NFL MVP race? Credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images / Getty Images Pro Bowl tackle Trent Williams, who ended his holdout with the Washington Redskins earlier this week, says he had a cancerous growth on his scalp and his team didn't do anything about it. During the holdout, Williams stated that there was "no communication" between himself and the front office. Williams, 32, a seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle during nine seasons in Washington, sees an-even-better player when he turns on the recent video from his … Check that. Williams said he went to team doctors almost six years ago about the growth on his head that he wound up having removed this offseason. "The lump continued to grow over the years, and it was concerning," Williams continued. Football players are no better or worse than the rest of the population. They might as well just start Haskins for the rest of the season and commit to the tank. Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams told reporters Thursday that he had a cancerous growth removed from his head this year that had gone undiagnosed for roughly six years. Doctors said it was weeks from moving to his brain when they removed the growth. Washington left tackle Trent Williams met with reporters on Thursday for the first time since returning to the team this week and provided details about the medical condition that played a major role in his decision to stay away from the team until Tuesday. The toughest challenge 49ers left tackle Trent Williams has faced in his NFL career hasn’t been holding off a Pro Bowl pass rusher. Keep that same energy yall had earlier when you thought he was full of it. He’s not playing for the Redskins again because they played around with his health. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Williams traveled to Chicago to get his most recent surgery done. What did the Redskins do–hire the old Mets medical staff? Officials erred by giving Washington extra time for field goal before halftime, NFL Playoff Picture: AFC & NFC standings after Week 14, Brian Flores: If Eric Bieniemy is not a head coach soon, something’s wrong, Sunday Night Football: Stefon Diggs goes for 130, Bills defeat Steelers 26-15. Look no further than John Dorenbos and the Saints for an example of how important a good medical staff performs. Left tackle Trent Williams called his COVID-19 battle last month “the toughest thing I ever had to do in my career.” For perspective, Williams did not play last season after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous growth from his scalp. At the same time, a team Dr. isn’t an oncologist. "Football was more important, and to me, it was more important, too. Odds of that should be incredibly slim but with the Redskins, it’s just the norm. Williams thanked the Redskins organization, particularly owner Dan Snyder, for everything they've given him over the past decade. Just when the Bengals emerge as the most dysfunctional team in professional sports the Redskins say holdback my beer. Worth noting that both Alex Smith and Colt McCoy got staph infections following their surgeries. And I’d like to give the Eagles MAJOR props for giving Dorenbos a Super Bowl ring when they won the Lombardi in 2017. He’s not playing for the Redskins again because they played around with his health. If he wants out he should just say so, plainly. Williams missed all of last season in part because of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans, which is a cancerous growth that developed on his skull. It's a very rare soft tissue cancer. Everything worked out ok so what’s the problem? The Skins screw up everything they touch, no doubt, but Williams needs to assume some responsibility on this one. Learn how your comment data is processed. I know it has had my attention. Nobody stopped him from going to a doctor on his own to have it checked out. "[They] told me it was DSFP. "Football has done everything for me," he said. The Williams situation is the latest evidence of the mismanaged medical staff, but nothing will change. I will tell you, from doing years of workplace investigations – when someone comes to you with a complaint first thoughts are always how horrible. Sorry, But I believe team employed medical staff are responsible ethically and contractually for a players overall health – especially since (I believe,could be wrong) players are contractually obligated to us the teams medical staff as a primary provider. Trent Williams (born July 19, 1988) is an American football offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). What in hell does it matter that they get a first round pick for him when they potentially could have killed him due to their gross negligence?! Williams was unhappy about how the team's medical staff handled a cancerous growth on his head as well and also was at odds with the team over his … That's how I looked at it.". The diagnosis that they gave me in the beginning, they kind of underestimated it.". Washington offensive lineman Trent Williams revealed Thursday he was diagnosed with cancer this offseason, approximately six years after a growth was discovered. Williams was unhappy about how the team’s medical staff handled a cancerous growth on his head as well and also was at odds with the team over his … Williams also spoke about his relationship with his teammates, saying that none visited him for the two weeks he was in the hospital, according to NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay. It got pretty serious for a second. Having said that, I also don’t know anyone who, if a condition lasts for an extended period, would not arrange to see their own doctor for assessment. Not a member? If he wanted out he should have consulted with AB who has shown to be an expert at helmet issues and getting traded.. That won’t be known until the Redskins provide their version. Williams returned to the Redskins after a holdout on Tuesday, only to then fail his physical due to discomfort with his helmet. He said the doctors told him it was a minor condition at the time and he accepted that diagnosis while continuing to play. Get checked. “I had cancer. He will find that the helmet of another team will fit quite nicely with no discomfort. Browns offense clicking despite loss to Ravens, Jackson plays hero as Ravens win thriller on MNF. How Hurts turned Eagles' offense around vs. Saints, Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near you. "I was lucky," he told reporters. I do not blame him one bit. Best wishes to Mr. Williams, and I hope he winds up with a competent franchise soon. Williams said “we’ll see how this helmet thing turns out,” but there are other issues as well. Williams held out and refused to play for the team after it misdiagnosed a cancerous growth on Williams’ head. Everyone’s missing the operative thing here: it was misdiagnosed for SIX YEARS! He said he went to team docs 5 years ago. The drama, the unmitigated drama of the new improved NFL. Trent Williams had a cancerous growth for six years that's seriousness was underestimated by team doctors, he told reporters a day after failing his physical because it was too uncomfortable to put on his helmet. A lot of people are running around with cancer. In my world is was ‘In the field’. Ask them how they feel about Department Doctors. He accused the team’s medical staff of downplaying the severity of the growth on his skull in October. Trent Williams reveals he had cancer from growth that started six years ago; Redskins release statement Williams opens up about why he was away from the Redskins for the last few months You’d think that would be enough to work things out and get him on the field. He’s got tens of millions of dollars, he should have sought a second opinion. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Then he just skipped ahead to this offseason. Any of you all fortunate to work in an environment that has company Doctors, you KNOW. The growth, he said, was cancerous. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Trent Williams: Doctors downplayed for more than five years tumor that was cancerous. No one would doubt the team’s doctors are either minimally competent (probably got the gig like all other “official” team sponsors, by paying the fee demanded by the team for such a title) and/or not specialists in this particular area and thus should have referred him to appropriate specialists (that’s what my, and probably your, doctors do). It was kind of shocking to be honest. Once it was clear Williams wasn’t going to budge, Washington traded Williams to the San Francisco 49ers in April. Something to think about. "I … Shameful that the Redskins didn’t settle this thing with him and trade him! Maybe they’d never seen it before. If I had a tumor growing on my head, I’d be getting a 2nd opinion a heck of a lot quicker than 5 years…just saying’. 3: How much time do you have for me to explain? Trent Williams believes he has picked up this season where he left off after an 18-month absence from football. Most people’s lawyers would be on line one! The Washington Redskins have elected not to pay Trent Williams the remaining $5.1 million balance on his 2019 base salary, ... and claims the team misdiagnosed a cancerous growth on his head. I do not blame him one bit. He did speak with his teammates throughout the entire process, however. You must be logged in to leave a comment. He added that the medical mishap was "not [Snyder's] fault.". Does he think the doctors purposely withheld this information from him for five years? They do have a lot more money than most of us, and should be able to afford whatever medical tests they want. October 31, 2019 @ 8:09pm » Andrew McCarty. If I'm getting told by various people who I put my career in the hands of telling me that I'm fine, then I'm fine. I KNOW the Saints have an EXCELLENT medical staff for the team. You hear all the time that someone went in for a checkup and the doctor told them they only have 6 weeks to live. Then, when you get the other side – it might change. This was one of the few teams where it sounded like everyone was unusually depressed during training camp interviews in July and early August. They should have traded him as soon as this mess hit the fan, but the Bruce Allen-Danny Snyder duo continues to outdo itself. You don’t disnmiss a bump or sore spot. So…if I had a growth on my head and 40 million dollars in the bank to pay medical bills, I’m pretty sure I’d find a few days to get a second opinion from an outside dr. Washington Redskins Lineman Trent Williams ended his hold out on Tuesday and did not mince words on the ... Trent Williams Says Redskins Knew of Cancerous Growth … While the left tackle did not publicly speak during his holdout, multiple reports have surfaced that Williams was unpleased with the Redskins organization and vowed to never play for the organization as well. He clearly reported to the team just to collect another year and high tail out of there as soon as possible. The bombshell news was the latest twist in what's been a drawn-out battle between the team and Williams, who has been holding out since the start of training camp. He also remains upset over how long he said it took them to take care of a cancerous growth on his scalp. After no trade, neither Redskins or Trent are winners, Everything that needs to be known in Trent debacle. Now it’s possible that he is 100% correct in his version – and it’s possible that he is also leaving out critical details. "But there was no pain involved. Not after the past few weeks. Williams … The post Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams Claims He Had a Cancerous Growth Removed appeared first on NFL Gridiron Gab. I’m a retired detective from a major city. He first noticed the growth late in the 2013 season and said he asked the doctors about it then and at ... where he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor. Trent Williams walks off the field during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 26, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. #sarcasm. "I went to go get the cyst extracted, and when they did it, they found out it wasn't a cyst," he said. "I guess nobody really took the time to realize what was going on," Williams said of the cancer, which he said was a rare tissue cancer DSFP. Williams, who is signed through next season, laughed when asked if he wanted to be traded in the offseason and said he has no trust for the organization, although he did say his relationship with team owner Dan Snyder is good. That's what the cancer is called. And the head coach’s response is — hey, let’s find a new helmet for Trent. This past offseason, Williams went to go get what he thought was a cyst removed. Sounds strange how this been going on over 5 years, and then he drops in the comment it’d be crazy to play for this team without guaranteed money….All of a sudden I feel unsure about TW’s credibility in this story. There are tons of people that can’t even afford proper medical care or who end up very ill or dead. That was when he learned he had Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans, which is a rare, soft-tissue cancer. Could the decline of America’s Team result in major changes? That would be “lock each doctor in a room with the patient and see who comes out alive” territory. This still reads like an excuse to me. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A few months ago, the relationship between Trent Williams and the Washington Football Team seemed irreparable. he did say his relationship with team owner Dan Snyder is good. No one making a complaint is ever going to admit to any wrong doing on their part. Their medical staff engages in gross malpractice. Williams comes across as fairly lackadaisical about matters. Dont switch it up now. He also said he still loves football, although it appears to be anybody’s guess when Williams might be playing it again. When asked if he wanted to play football, Williams said he loved football. Williams, who ended his holdout Tuesday, spoke … He reported to the team at Tuesday's trade deadline, but did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Contrary to the article, Williams did not say “he has no trust for the organization”, he strongly implied he has no trust in Bruce Allen. Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams is still feeling the after-effects of the surgery he had in the offseason to remove a cancerous growth from his head.. Williams had the growth removed in April, which turned out to be cancerous. They aren’t oncologists. I don’t have a dog in this fight. The left tackle spoke about how scared he was prior to the operation, and the impact it had on his young daughters. October 31, 2019 at 4:30 pm Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams is still feeling the after-effects of the surgery he had in the offseason to remove a cancerous growth from his head. Back in 2006, they CORRECTLY diagnosed that Drew Brees’ shoulder would be okay. And, due to privacy laws – that can’t happen without Williams’ permission or a lawsuit is filed compelling them to respond. Redskins Respond To Trent Williams Revealing He Had Cancerous Growth Removed And just recently they made LIFE SAVING diagnoses of potentially fatal heart conditions pertaining to Nick Fairley and Jon Dorenbos. Was first discovered 6 years ago but doctors told him it was minor. I was told it was something minor, so I didn't really question it. The world and the people in it are not perfect. It’s about their liability and keeping the ‘product’ on the field. In the discussion, Williams opened up about his life over the past year, confirming that the growth that he had removed from his scalp earlier in 2019 was cancerous, and it had been slowly growing for six years. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Having 20% home fans at each home game is evidence of business mismanagement, but nothing will change. Who will the Patriots’ quarterback be in 2021? A torn ACL is not a career ender; lack of football instincts makes for a real low ceiling. That is a lot of time in between for him to bring it up again or go see a different doctor. rogerdodger99 says: I had a tumor removed. Everything about this organization is third rate. Maybe that was wrong, who knows. Are there 1000 of you who are or knows a police officer? I went and had my skin cancer check today and they biopsied a bump on my head. For the first time in months, Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams spoke with the media on Thursday afternoon. 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