While many will be quick to point out Foster Moreau was the player who dropped the potential game-tying touchdown in the final seconds ofThursday Night Footballbetween the New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars, not many know about how hard he’s worked just to be able to play football again after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Moreau was signed by the Saints this offseason following a workout he had with the team. Little did he know, that workout changed (and arguably saved) his life. During the workout, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer.
One of the more common symptoms of Hodgkin’s lymphoma is lumps around the neck and/or collarbone area. As the cancer develops, it restricts the body’s ability to fight off infection.
However, if Hodgkin’s lymphoma is diagnosed early, it can be cured with treatment. Generally, chemotherapy and radiation are the main sources of treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Thankfully for Moreau, his family, and the Saints, he was diagnosed early enough to beat it.
Thankfully, Moreau was able to avoid chemotherapy and radiation as forms of treatment. Common side effects of chemotherapy include (but are not limited to) nausea, fatigue, hair loss, and more.
On May 10, Moreau was informed he was officially cancer-free. Upon hearing that news, he signed a three-year, $12.23 million contract. After beating Hodgkin’s lymphoma and signing with the Saints, he caught his first touchdown of the season in Week 5 against the New England Patriots.
In 2019, Moreau was selected in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Las Vegan (then Oakland) Raiders. Moreau has overcome one of the toughest obstacles life can throw at you by beating Hodgkin’s lymphoma, so there is no doubt he will bounce back from the pass he dropped in the end zone on Thursday night.