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Texans’ Dylan Horton announces he’s cancer-free after Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis

  • In December, Horton said he had swollen lymph nodes via the Texans.
  • He made a season-high three tackles in a win over the Arizona Cardinals in November.
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Texans defensive end Dylan Horton announced he is cancer free after being diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year.

The 23-year-old professional NFL player shared a heartwarming story on Instagram in which he hits a gong at the hospital with family and friends to announce what will likely be his return to the field this fall.

“Praise God,” he wrote on the video, adding a checkmark emoji next to “Final treatment.”

In December, Horton said he had swollen lymph nodes via a statement from the Texans and planned to return after completing necessary treatment.

“By the grace of God, I am blessed to say that I am currently in remission! I am grateful for the love of my family and friends, as well as the support of the Texas organization and my doctors,” he said.

Horton during the 2023 NFL season

The 23-year-old hits a gong to celebrate the end of his chemotherapy treatment

Texans defensive end Dylan Horton expected to return to the team in the fall after successfully battling cancer

Horton played in 10 games last season.  He was a fourth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Horton played in 10 games last season. He was a fourth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

“My next goal is to finish my treatments and then get back to playing the game I love. Thank you for your prayers and support as I continue this journey.

Horton played at New Mexico and TCU before being selected by the Texans in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Before leaving the team, he appeared in 10 games for Houston and made 13 tackles and two quarterback tackles with a fumble recovery.

Horton made a season-high three tackles in a 21-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals in November.

The Texans finished their regular season with a 10-7 record leading the AFC South to secure their first playoff appearance since 2019.

The team would beat the Browns, 45-14, in the wild card before losing to the Ravens, 34-10, in the divisional round.

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