Just all around tough news for Giants fans today. This afternoon it was announced that the Giants new GM Dave Gettleman will begin to undergo treatment for lymphoma in the near future.
“The doctor’s outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I,” Gettleman said in a statement released by the Giants.
The 67-year-old GM plans to continue working with the team as much as his treatment allows him to, and assured Giants fans that no matter what he would be in constant contact with the team’s front office.
“I am thankful to John Mara and Steve Tisch and our organization for their support and encouragement, and to Ronnie Barnes for his guidance and assistance. And, of course, to my wife Joanne and our children for their love and support.”
Gettleman asks that his privacy be respected, and is hopeful to be fully healthy and strong for the Giants 2018 season.
Gettleman was hired by the Giants last December to replace Jerry Reese, who held the position for the past 11 years. All of Big Blue is behind Gettleman as he begins treatment, wishing him a full and speedy recovery.
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