Sports doctors are not dermatologists or oncologists. You hear all the time that someone went in for a checkup and the doctor told them they only have 6 weeks to live. He reported to the team at Tuesday's trade deadline, but did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Their best player understandably wants no part of the organization. And, due to privacy laws – that can’t happen without Williams’ permission or a lawsuit is filed compelling them to respond. He will find that the helmet of another team will fit quite nicely with no discomfort. When asked if he wanted to play football, Williams said he loved football. He’s got tens of millions of dollars, he should have sought a second opinion. Check that. 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. 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. 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.’. Trent Williams was diagnosed with Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP), a rare form of cancer. 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 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. 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. The Williams situation is the latest evidence of the mismanaged medical staff, but nothing will change. Once it was clear Williams wasn’t going to budge, Washington traded Williams to the San Francisco 49ers in April. "I … 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. Having 20% home fans at each home game is evidence of business mismanagement, but nothing will change. This past offseason, Williams went to go get what he thought was a cyst removed. I hate them, passionately. The medical staff is yet another mismanaged part of a team that has nothing but mismanaged parts. 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 after the past few weeks. With his current team set to play his old team Sunday, San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams isn't looking to settle any scores against the Washington Football Team. " #sarcasm. He also remains upset over how long he said it took them to take care of a cancerous growth on his scalp. That is a lot of time in between for him to bring it up again or go see a different doctor. Who will the Patriots’ quarterback be in 2021? Something to think about. During the holdout, Williams stated that there was "no communication" between himself and the front office. He did speak with his teammates throughout the entire process, however. Williams … I do not blame him one bit. 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. By no means am I defending the Redskins organization, it’s just an interesting distinction. And I’d like to give the Eagles MAJOR props for giving Dorenbos a Super Bowl ring when they won the Lombardi in 2017. 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. It got pretty serious for a second. 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. Odds of that should be incredibly slim but with the Redskins, it’s just the norm. The initial report I read back around the beginning of August said it was benign. Bruce Allen’s 60-91-1 record is evidence of football mismanagement, but nothing will change. 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. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Williams held out and refused to play for the team after it misdiagnosed a cancerous growth on Williams’ head. Best wishes to Mr. Williams, and I hope he winds up with a competent franchise soon. They do have a lot more money than most of us, and should be able to afford whatever medical tests they want. I went and had my skin cancer check today and they biopsied a bump on my head. I was told it was something minor, so I didn't really question it. The diagnosis that they gave me in the beginning, they kind of underestimated it.". 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. I KNOW the Saints have an EXCELLENT medical staff for the team. Their medical staff engages in gross malpractice. Most people’s lawyers would be on line one! “I had cancer. At the same time, a team Dr. isn’t an oncologist. The left tackle spoke about how scared he was prior to the operation, and the impact it had on his young daughters. If he wanted out he should have consulted with AB who has shown to be an expert at helmet issues and getting traded.. How Hurts turned Eagles' offense around vs. Saints, Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near you. He also said he still loves football, although it appears to be anybody’s guess when Williams might be playing it again. October 31, 2019 at 4:30 pm I don’t exactly blame him. A lot of people are running around with cancer. I had a tumor removed. He admits that it was a rare form of cancer. Nobody stopped him from going to a doctor on his own to have it checked out. "I was lucky," he told reporters. 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’. 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. You must be logged in to leave a comment. He said he went to team docs 5 years ago. I don’t have a dog in this fight. And the head coach’s response is — hey, let’s find a new helmet for Trent. And just recently they made LIFE SAVING diagnoses of potentially fatal heart conditions pertaining to Nick Fairley and Jon Dorenbos. "[They] told me it was DSFP. That's what the cancer is called. All over the organization are glaring signs of mismanagement and nothing ever changes! He’s not playing for the Redskins again because they played around with his health. rogerdodger99 says: For the first time in months, Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams spoke with the media on Thursday afternoon. 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. Look no further than John Dorenbos and the Saints for an example of how important a good medical staff performs. I can understand Williams being upset. It's a very rare soft tissue cancer. He should be thankful that he found the right doctor and he’s ok. ————————————————— It remains to be seen what will happen next in this ongoing saga with Williams and the team. It’s bad if they missed the diagnosis, beyond horrible if they didn’t and hid it. I will tell you, from doing years of workplace investigations – when someone comes to you with a complaint first thoughts are always how horrible. Maybe that was wrong, who knows. They misdiagnose a cancerous growth putting their player in peril. The toughest challenge 49ers left tackle Trent Williams has faced in his NFL career hasn’t been holding off a Pro Bowl pass rusher. • T Trent Williams: It’s easy to forget that Williams missed the 2019 season after dealing with a cancerous growth on his head. The growth, he said, was cancerous. Does Henry deserve more love for NFL MVP race? Williams returned to the Redskins after a holdout on Tuesday, only to then fail his physical due to discomfort with his helmet. If it wasn’t for a failed 2 point conversion in Miami, this team would probably go 0-16. He accused the team’s medical staff of downplaying the severity of the growth on his skull in October. In my world is was ‘In the field’. he’s still able to play 5 years later, what’s the beef? 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. Leading the league in IR isn’t injury “luck” when it happens year after year after year. Washington offensive lineman Trent Williams revealed Thursday he was diagnosed with cancer this offseason, approximately six years after a growth was discovered. Regularly. Not a member? "The lump continued to grow over the years, and it was concerning," Williams continued. He clearly reported to the team just to collect another year and high tail out of there as soon as possible. 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. 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 … Everyone’s missing the operative thing here: it was misdiagnosed for SIX YEARS! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Williams traveled to Chicago to get his most recent surgery done. "Football has done everything for me," he said. Keep that same energy yall had earlier when you thought he was full of it. 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. He said the doctors told him it was a minor condition at the time and he accepted that diagnosis while continuing to play. If there was one organization I wouldn’t trust handling my potential cancer diagnoses…. Doctors said it was weeks from moving to his brain when they removed the growth. This was one of the few teams where it sounded like everyone was unusually depressed during training camp interviews in July and early August. 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. It’s about their liability and keeping the ‘product’ on the field. Back in 2006, they CORRECTLY diagnosed that Drew Brees’ shoulder would be okay. If he wants out he should just say so, plainly. He added that the medical mishap was "not [Snyder's] fault.". Williams thanked the Redskins organization, particularly owner Dan Snyder, for everything they've given him over the past decade. Williams missed all of last season in part because of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans, which is a cancerous growth that developed on his skull. Trent Williams said it was a cancerous tumor on his head. Learn how your comment data is processed. Williams comes across as fairly lackadaisical about matters. It was kind of shocking to be honest. Then, when you get the other side – it might change. They should have traded him as soon as this mess hit the fan, but the Bruce Allen-Danny Snyder duo continues to outdo itself. "I went to go get the cyst extracted, and when they did it, they found out it wasn't a cyst," he said. Ask them how they feel about Department Doctors. They aren’t oncologists. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Could the decline of America’s Team result in major changes? 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. The growth continued to grow, however, and he sought other outside opinions earlier this year. Trent Williams believes he has picked up this season where he left off after an 18-month absence from football. Does he think the doctors purposely withheld this information from him for five years? I know it has had my attention. Maybe they’d never seen it before. That would be “lock each doctor in a room with the patient and see who comes out alive” territory. Williams, who ended his holdout Tuesday, spoke … Redskins Respond To Trent Williams Revealing He Had Cancerous Growth Removed 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. His former teammate DeAngelo Hall did visit him. October 31, 2019 @ 8:09pm » Andrew McCarty. I’m glad it has been diagnosed and treated, finally. 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. I do not blame him one bit. "Football was more important, and to me, it was more important, too. Everything about this organization is third rate. No one making a complaint is ever going to admit to any wrong doing on their part. There are tons of people that can’t even afford proper medical care or who end up very ill or dead. This still reads like an excuse to me. 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?! 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. Williams suggested it would be crazy for him to play without having any guaranteed money on his contract. You don’t disnmiss a bump or sore spot. Trent Williams (born July 19, 1988) is an American football offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). Shameful that the Redskins didn’t settle this thing with him and trade him! They might as well just start Haskins for the rest of the season and commit to the tank. 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