Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams had surgery on May 28 for a papillary type 2 cancer, on Thursday he announced via his Twitter account that he has been cleared to begin working out.
It's been less than a month since Williams was diagnosed with cancer.
Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams is scheduled to have kidney surgery on Thursday, the team announced.
This surgery will take place 10 days after he was diagnosed with Papillary Type 2 cancer.
"He’s a battler all the way," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He’s been up against it, too. He’s fought some difficult fights, and he’s fighting another one - maybe the fight of a young man’s life.
"We’ll be there with him and hope to pull him through.”
Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams was diagnosed with Papillary Type 2 cancer and will undergo kidney surgery, the organization announced.
“Although disappointing, I am a fighter and will handle this," Williams said in a written statement. "I am going to focus on my health and fighting this battle with a return to football as my ultimate goal. Thank you for your thoughts and support. Go Hawks!"
Williams was re-signed by the Seahawks on April 1 on a restructured contract.
“Jesse is an extraordinarily tough individual who has overcome a great deal in his life and we will support him in any way possible," Seahawks general manager John Schneider said. "He is in our thoughts and prayers.”
The Seahawks brought back two familiar faces on Wednesday.
According to the NFL's transaction wire, the Seahawks re-signed defensive tackle Jesse Williams and fullback Will Tukuafu. Williams was waived in early March but said, via ESPN.com, that he was going to re-sign on a restructured contract.
Tukuafu was signed to the Seahawks in 2014 after the 49ers released him. He played in nine games for Seattle.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters that defensive tackle Jesse Williams has a potentially serious knee injury that might require surgery. Williams spent last season on IR with a knee injury.
Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams was carted off the practice field Wednesday with what looks like a serious leg injury, reports Sports Radio KJR.
The Seahawks announced Monday rookie defensive tackle Jesse Williams was placed on injured reserve. The fifth-round draft pick started the preseason opener against the Chargers, but he's been bothered by a knee injury throughout training camp.
The Seahawks have listed their injuries for Friday's preseason game at Green Bay, according to the team's website.
The players who are not expected to play include: wide receiver Sidney Rice (knee), tight end Zach Miller (foot), fullback Michael Robinson (undisclosed) and defensive tackles Jordan Hill (biceps) and Jesse Williams (knee).