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Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

Posted on: January 2, 2012 3:25 pm
Edited on: January 2, 2012 4:39 pm
 
By Will Brinson

The Texans haven't revealed much about Wade Phillips health issue that left him sidelined for two of the team's final three games of the regular season, requesting that everyone respect Wade and his family's privacy. Well, Wade's family -- or, more specifically, his father Bum Phillips -- disclosed some details of Wade's condition recently.

According to Bob West of the Port Arther News, Bum, speaking at a Texas Bowl Gridirons Legend induction on Saturday, said that Wade had "a tumor the size of a volleyball that encompassed his kidney and his gall bladder, so he had them all taken out. He’s got a scar about this long."

Bum then, according to West, held up his hands "about a foot apart."

Bum's a friend of the old blog, so I'm not going to sit here and doubt whether or not his medical recollection is accurate. But I've sat here holding my arms in the shape of a volleyball up to my stomach and, well, it's bigger than me.

So is Wade, of course, and West writes that he's lost a lot of weight.

If Bum's description of Wade's condition is accurate -- or even close to accurate -- it's a good thing he had the surgery when he did, and it's kind of insane/impressive/terrifying that Wade's already back to coaching.


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Comments

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 4:02 pm
 

Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

I honestly saw the headline and thought a hobo was conjuring rumors about Dwyane Wade.

Hope Mr. Phillips continues his speedy recovery.



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 2, 2012 3:38 pm
 

Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

Just for clarifications sake, it's Port Arthur, not Port Arther.

It seems kind of an exaggeration from Ole Bum Phillips, but maybe mass wise it could be the size of volleyball if both the gallbladder and kidney were taken out.



Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 3:34 pm
 

Bum: Wade had tumor 'the size of a volleyball'

 Holy!!!! That is scary! Here's to a speedy recovery Wade.


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