Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, who was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma (a form of bone cancer) this spring, is set to return to classes and is hoping to return to play football for the 2010 season, according to ESPN.com. Herzlich has five rounds of chemotherapy remaining, but doctors have been encouraged by his initial results.
"Things are going really well," Herzlich said in the article. "The goal right now is to get rid of the tumor completely and to be healthy. That's the goal right now and they're encouraged that's what's going to happen."
While he will not play this season while completing his treatments, the reigning ACC Defensive Player of the Year suggested that a return to the gridiron in 2010 could be realistic.
"Obviously, I'm not going to play this year because of the chemo," Herzlich told ESPN.com. "But I'm going to spend a lot more time in the film room and will do more mental learning. I really want to come back next year and pick up where I left off."
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