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Former Titans defensive lineman Haynesworth needs kidney transplant

11 July, 2019, 11:53 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Albert Haynesworth needs kidney disease

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (95) talks with former teammate Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas (2) after an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn.

Haynesworth made a decision to go public with his health problems with hopes that he might be able to find a kidney donor before it's too late. He sent a plea for help, reaching out to friends, family and fans for a potential donor.

Haynesworth went on to say that his kidney failed him on July 7, 2019.

In the social media post, it says that Haynesworth's kidney failed him on July 7.

"It's hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 (seasons into) retirement that my body has taken another major blow", Haynesworth said in the post. "But the bright side of the latest ordeal is I can ask. someone to generously donate a kidney".

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Haynesworwth said, "If you are interested in giving this precious gift please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695". He also suffered a brain aneurism three years after retiring from the league, as he stated in his Instagram message. "GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message", Haynesworth wrote. He spent seven seasons in Tennessee before joining the Redskins in 2009, where he spent two seasons.

Defensive end Albert Haynesworth #92 of the New England Patriots plays against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on September 12, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Haynesworth recorded a career 347 tackles, 30.5 sacks and six forced fumbles during his time in the NFL.

This isn't the first health problem Haynesworth has faced since leaving the NFL.

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