Ron Rivera describes cancer fight as having 300-pound gorilla on his back
Ron Rivera on Friday offered a positive update about his cancer fight, though his battle has not been easy.
But the first-year Washington Football Team head coach gave a glimpse of how difficult his struggle is. He says dealing with fatigue from the treatments is like having a 300-pound gorilla on his back. The coach usually is exhausted by 5 pm or so and needs to leave the facility. Many football coaches stay at the facility until late in the evening.
Ron Rivera says dealing with his cancer/fatigue is like "having a 300 lb. gorilla on his back" and that normally he/most coaches are at facility until late at night, but by 5 PM or so – he's exhausted & usually needs to leave.
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Rivera has received IV treatments during games and was visibly struggling to get through a few contests, according to reporters.
Coaching an NFL team is already an exhausting job. Coaching one while receiving cancer treatments is an even bigger beast.