NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Former Tennessee Titans forward defensive striker, Albert Haynesworth, is suffering from kidney failure and has announced to Instagram that he had "an urgent need" from a donor for a kidney transplant.
"Well, it's hard to say, but my doctors have said that I should contact my family, my friends and my fans," wrote Haynesworth. "Some of you may know that I've been fighting kidney disease for a few years … now that the time has come for my family, my friends and my fans, I have an urgent need of a kidney … mine have finally failed me in July 7 2019. It is hard to believe of a professional athlete at just 8 seasons in retirement that my body has suffered another shock major.
"First with the cerebral aneurysm 3 seasons outside the NFL, my kidneys are failing me," he continued. "But the good side of this last test, I can ask for help by asking someone to donate a generous kidney.If you are interested in this precious gift, please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 and choose option 2. God bless, thank you for your prayers and thank you for sharing this message. "
Haynesworth was selected by the Titans with the 15th pick in the 2002 NFL Draft after a distinguished career at the University of Tennessee. He played seven seasons for the Titans and was named first all-pro team in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, Haynesworth signed a seven-year, $ 100 million contract with the Washington Redskins.
Haynesworth played two years for Washington before being traded to the New England Patriots in 2011. The Patriots released him after six games and finished his 10-year career after playing seven games with the New England Patriots. Buccaneers of Tampa Bay in 2011. During his career, Haynesworth scored 30.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and 347 tackles.