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Texans OL David Quessenberry eyes return from cancer

David Quessenberry continues to work out with his team, attend meetings and train to return to the football field.

The offensive lineman, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 364 days ago, isn't cleared for action on the football field just yet. But with his cancer in remission, a return seems more possible than ever.

"I would say that this season is a possibility," head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday, via the team's official website. "I would not rule it out. I would not rule it out, but we haven't come to that determination yet. He's here every day. He's not allowed to be out there as far as in the practice, but he's out there. You guys see him out there. He's in all the meetings. He can lift weight. I just think it's an unbelievable story. It says a lot about him. It says a lot about our organization, I think, that we've stuck by him."

Quessenberry has gained back 20 of the 40 pounds he lost during chemotherapy and radiation. While his timetable remains fluid, for the 24-year-old blocker it isn't a question of whether or not he will be able to return, but rather when.

"I will be back out there," he said. "That will be a special day. I've been through a lot. That's something that's been a vision of mine throughout this whole process."

Quessenberry has a lot of fans, both Texan and otherwise, rooting for that day to come soon.

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