Posts Tagged ‘Kenechi Udeze’

Udeze Retires During Hard Battle

Kenechi Udeze has decided to hang it up after minicamp practices apparently became too strenuous for the former first round pick that has been in a battle with lukemia.  After missing all of last season, hopes remained high that the defensive end would successfully climb back into the NFL arena.  Udeze is all set to […]

Udeze’s Recovery From a Bone Marrow Transplant Going Well

Today’s Star Tribune gives a quick update on DE Kenechi Udeze, and what is going on following his bone marrow transplant: Vikings defensive end Kenechi Udeze, who underwent a bone marrow transplant in July after having acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) diagnosed last February, said today that his recovery is going well and that he plans […]

Team Puts Udeze on Reserve List for the 08 Season

The season is already over for Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze, as today the team placed him on the reserve-non-football-illness list as he continues his fight against leukemia.  The move will ensure that Udeze will get his $807,500 salary for the 08 season.  “He can focus on getting well. He’s done a great job with that […]

Is DE Erasmus James’ Career Over?

In a bad bit of news for his career, it appears that Vikings defensive end Erasmus James may never play another down.  Coach Brad Childress said Tuesday that he’s not sure if James will ever be able to play again, due to three knee surgeries in the last 12 months. Reports say that the team […]

Udeze Reportedly Has Cancer

Vikings defensive end Kenechi Udeze has reportedly been diagnosed with leukemia.  According to KSTP-TV, the 24-year-old is undergoing tests and his doctors are trying to determine the severity of the cancer.  It may be a couple of weeks before the test results are known.  Udeze played in all 16 games for the Vikes last season, recording […]