"I have an urgent need for a kidney," said Wednesday former NFL All-Pro senior in a post on Instagram showing him in a hospital bed.
Haynesworth, 38, said he's been battling kidney disease for a few years. His kidneys failed him on Sunday, Haynesworth said in a social media article.
"It's hard to believe, from a professional athlete in just 8 seasons to retirement, that my body has suffered another major shock." First with the NFL's 3-season brain aneurysm for that my loins fail me, "he writes.
Haynesworth played 10 seasons in the NFL. Tennessee, Washington, New England and Tampa Bay have retired after the 2011 season. He went to the Pro Bowl when he was at the Titans in 2007 and 2008. He was also named first All-Canadian team. Pro in 2007 and 2008. He played at University at the University of Tennessee and was a first-round player. choice (15th overall) by the Titans in the 2002 NFL Draft.
"If you are interested in this precious gift, please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 and choose option 2," wrote Haynesworth. "GOD BLESSED thanks for your prayers and thank you for sharing this message."