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Ohio State freshman Avery Henry is battling cancer.
The offensive lineman for the Buckeyes announced late Monday that he’s been diagnosed with osteosarcoma, which is a form of bone cancer.
“I have never been a statistic and I never will! I want to thank my brothers and coaches for the endless support,” Henry tweeted to his followers.
Chemotherapy and surgery are common treatment options for osteosarcoma, according to the American Cancer Society. Radiation therapy is less commonly used to fight this form of cancer.
Henry was a three star recruit coming out of St. Clairsville in Saint Clairsville, Ohio in the 2022 class. In the 247Sports rankings, Henry was the 44th best OT prospect in America and the 21st best prospect in Ohio.
He also had offers from West Virginia, Syracuse and Iowa State.
Now, Avery is facing the biggest challenge of his life while in his freshman year of college. He should be focused on just football and school, but as we all know, cancer doesn’t care what your life plans are.
Hopefully, he dominates the disease and gets back to 100% as quickly as possible. Cancer is a terrible thing that touches just about everyone directly or indirectly.
Ohio State will play Georgia in the CFP December 31 at 8:00 PM EST.