- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 11, 2019

Former Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth shared on social media Wednesday that he recently suffered kidney failure and is now looking for a donor.

Posting on Instagram, Haynesworth uploaded a picture of himself lying in a hospital bed with a series of tubes attached. The 38-year-old former All-Pro said he is in “dire need” of a new kidney after battling kidney disease over the last few years.

“Well this is hard for me to say but my doctors said I should reach out to my family, friends and fans,” Haynesworth wrote. “Some of you may know I’ve been battling kidney disease for a few years now (and) now the time has come family, friends and fans I’m in dire need of a kidney mine have finally failed me on July 7, 2019. It’s hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season(s) in retirement that my body has taken another major blow. First with the brain aneurysm 3 seasons out of the NFL to now my kidneys failing me.

“But the bright side of this latest ordeal I can ask for help by asking for someone to generously donate a kidney. If you are interested in giving this precious gift please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2. GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message. #VFL #TITANUP.”

Haynesworth suffered brain aneurysms in 2014.



In 2009, Haynesworth signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Redskins after seven seasons of being one of the best players in football with the Tennessee Titans. But with Washington, Haynesworth clashed with coach Mike Shanahan and others — leading to a two-year drama-filled stint that resulted in a trade to the New England Patriots. Haynesworth appeared in just 20 games for the Redskins.

With the Titans, Haynesworth was twice named first-team All-Pro and 30½ sacks, including career-best 8 ½ in 2008.

Well this hard for me to say but my doctors said I should reach out to my family, friends and fans Some of you may know I’ve been battling kidney disease for a few years now the time has come family, friends and fans I’m in dire need of a kidney mine have finally failed me on July 7 2019. It’s hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season in retirement that my body has taken another major blow. First with the brain aneurism 3 seasons out of the NFL to now my kidneys failing me. But the bright side of this latest ordeal I can ask for help by asking for someone to generously donate a kidney. If you are interested in giving this precious gift please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2. GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message. #VFL #TITANUP

A post shared by Albert Haynesworth (@haynesworthiii) on Jul 10, 2019 at 4:30pm PDT

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