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Former Titans of DT Albert Haynesworth Hospitalized, "Lacking Kidneys"



Albert Haynesworth has been hospitalized for kidney failure and is seeking help on social networks.

The former NFL defensive forward who has made two games of the Pro Bowls with the Tennessee Titans posted an image of himself on a hospital bed Wednesday on Instagram with the call to the Help for a kidney transplant.

"I have an urgent need for a kidney," wrote Haynesworth. "Mine finally missed me on July 7, 2019."

Haynesworth retired from the NFL in 2011 and has since dealt with many medical issues.

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Branden Albert through his career

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ATLANTA – SEPTEMBER 21: Kansas City Chiefs Branden Albert's No. 74 offensive lineman reacts after his team was stopped in fourth and late in the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on September 21, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons defeated the Chiefs 38-14. (Photo by Doug Benc / Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO – SEPTEMBER 28: Larry Johnson, No. 27 Kansas City Chiefs, is relieved by teammate Branden Albert, No. 76, after scoring a touchdown against the Denver Broncos on September 28, 2008 at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo of Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO – NOVEMBER 29: Branden Albert # 76 of the Kansas City Chiefs on the sidelines of the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on November 29, 2009 in San Diego, California. (Photo of Harry How / Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MON – AUGUST 27: Branden Albert # 76 and Wallace Gilberry # 92 of Kansas City Chiefs observe their teammate assisted after being injured on Philadelphia Eagles on August 27, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri . The Eagles defeated the Chiefs 20-17. (Photo by Wesley Hitt / Getty Images)

Kansas City bosses, Branden Albert, nodded as the Indianapolis Colts finished their last game in the fourth quarter on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, USA. ;Indiana. Indianapolis won 19 to 9. (Photo by David Eulitt / Kansas City Star / MCT via Getty Images)

BALTIMORE, MD – AUGUST 19: Branden Albert # 76 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends himself against the Baltimore Ravens during a pre-season game at M & T Bank Stadium on August 19, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated leaders 31-13. (Photo by Larry French / Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO – DECEMBER 18: Branden Albert, No. 76 of the Kansas City Chiefs, takes the stage before a game against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. The leaders defeated the Packers 19-14. (Photo by Wesley Hitt / Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MONTH – NOVEMBER 24: The offensive tackle Branden Albert, No. 17 Kansas City Chiefs, is presented before a game against the San Diego Chargers on November 24, 2013 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken / Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO – DECEMBER 01: Branden Albert (76) of the Kansas City Chiefs is out of bounds in the second half of the Broncos' 35-28 victory at Arrowhead Stadium. The Denver Broncos visit the Kansas City Chiefs during a clash between AFC and the West (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz / The Denver Post via Getty Images)

ORCHARD PARK, NY – SEPTEMBER 14: Branden Albert, No. 71 of the Miami Dolphins, watches the touchline in the NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski / Getty Images)

November 02, 2014: Miami Dolphins Offensive: Branden Albert (71) [6123] played against the San Diego Chargers in Miami's 14-13 win at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Richard C. Lewis / Sportswire Icon / Corbis via Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 18: Branden Albert, No. 76 of the Miami Dolphins, watches from the sidelines in a game against the Tennessee Titans in a game at the Nissan Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Nashville ( Tennessee). (Photo by Frederick Breedon / Getty Images)

DAVIE, FL – AUGUST 8: Branden Albert, No. 76 Miami Dolphins, talks to the media after the Team Training Camp held on August 8, 2016 at the Miami Dolphins Training Center in Davie. in Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach / Getty Images)

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 17: Miami Dolphins tackle forward Branden Albert (76) ahead of the New York Jets / Miami Dolphins National Football League game on December 17, 2016 at the Met Life Stadium of East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo of Rich Graessle / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Jacksonville, Fla. – July 28: Fight Branden Albert # 76 of the Jacksonville Jaguars undergoes drills at the Florida Blue Health Practice Fields training camp on July 28, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Don Juan Moore / Getty Images)




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In 2016, he revealed that he had nearly died in 2015 of two brain aneurysms that had led to an 11-day stay in an intensive care unit.

He stated that the experience had long-term effects on his cognitive abilities.

"I do not feel as sharp as before when it comes to problem solving and answering questions and things," Haynesworth said at the time.

In addition to playing for the Titans, Haynesworth spent two seasons in Washington and spent his last season in 2011, split between the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Haynesworth played at the university in Tennessee and was a first-round pick of the Titans in 2002.


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