UPDATED 6/1 8:30PM
The Browns have released the following statement: “The Cleveland Browns are aware of Joe’s situation and will continue to support him and his family in their time of need. While in Cleveland, Joe’s leadership and strength were enormous both on the field and in the locker room. If anyone can fight through this, it is Joe.”
The OBR has learned this evening that the team's starting left guard until this off-season, Joe Andruzzi, has been diagnosed with Lymphoma, a form of cancer which effects the body's lymphatic system.
Andruzzi's agent, Joe Linta informed the Orange and Brown Report with the following statement:
"Joe Andruzzi has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
While this condition is very serious, both Joe and his doctors feel he will quickly be on his way to a full recovery.
Joe will immediately begin a course of chemotherapy at the Dana Farber Institute in Boston.
He is being treated by some of the best specialists in the country for his affliction. Joe is confident that he could not be in better hands. He would like to thank all of his fans and friends for the tremendous outpouring of support and prayers."
Andruzzi was released by the Browns earlier this off-season. The OBR wishes to express to Joe our best wishes for a full recovery.