dangolka (CBS) — Earlier than he might get right down to speaking Patriots soccer on Friday morning, Invoice Belichick wished Washington head coach Ron Rivera a speedy restoration in his battle with most cancers.
Rivera revealed Thursday evening that he has been recognized with squamous cell carcinoma in a lymph node. He mentioned his most cancers is within the early phases and is “very treatable and curable.” The 58-year-old plans to proceed teaching as he goes via therapy.
“On behalf of our staff and group, I wish to ship our greatest needs to educate Rivera,” Belichick mentioned Friday on his video convention with reporters. “Ron has been buddy and definitely an individual who has had a fantastic profession within the NFL. He’s a high quality individual, participant, and coach.
“We ship our greatest needs alongside to him and hope for a speedy and full restoration. I hope he’s doing nicely,” mentioned Belichick.
Rivera is in his first season in Washington after spending 9 years as head coach of the Carolina Panthers, the place he coached new Patriots quarterback Cam Newton. Rivera collected a 76-63-1 report in Carolina (68-55-1 with Newton), together with a 15-1 season in 2015 the place they made it to Tremendous Bowl 50.
Of their two head-to-head matchups through the years, Rivera is 2-Zero in opposition to Belichick and the Patriots.