Ron Rivera


Washington Football Head Coach Ron Rivera Has Been Formally Diagnosed With Cancer Of the Lymph Nodes

Wes McElroy
August 21, 2020 - 7:33 am

Washington Football head coach Ron Rivera has been formally diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes. Read the full press release below:


Coach Ron Rivera was recently diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) located in a lymph node and detected from a self-care check.  This cancer is in an early stage and is considered very treatable and curable, providing a good prognosis for Coach Rivera for a full recovery. Coach Rivera has consulted with leading Doctors and Oncology Specialists and is establishing his treatment plan in conjunction with the team’s medical staff and his outside physicians. For now, Coach has asked that the team keep things business as usual and remain focused, but a “Plan B” is in place if it is determined that he should take some time off.
Coach Rivera wishes to extend his thanks to the team doctors and athletic trainers, and all of the healthcare specialists who will be assisting him through his treatment plan. In addition, Coach Rivera wishes to extend his heartfelt thanks to the Snyders, coaches, players, staff and fans of the Washington Football Team, as well as his family for their love and support during this time. 
The Washington Football Team wishes Coach Rivera a speedy recovery, and we will be supporting him every step of the way.