He just said was going to have to have surgery done on his thyroid. He knew about this lesion for some time, and played knowing he had that. He did say he'd be able to play again next year, and I hope he'll be alright.
Obviously, knowing that you have a lesion requiring the removal of 1/2 of your throid gland has been hugely stressful. How he kept his focus and maintain his usual high level of proficiency is simply amazing.
I hate the guy because he's an Argo and Cat killer. But I'll hate the day he retires even more.
Absolutely horrible and very frightening news. AC has always been a class act and he put the team before his own needs. I will keep him and his family in my prayers. They have been through so much already. Get well AC.
I was thinking the same thing. How he was able to be as focused as he seemed and to do as well as he did, I don't know. And as I said in another thread after the game, I thought Calvillo, not Richardson, would be the game's MVP.
If it's not benign, it is one of the more treatable forms of cancer. But still, this is shocking.
Did I hear him say he found out about this when he was injured earlier this year? He knew about this lesion all this time?
Yup, he's known about the lesion since the sternum injury in Winnipeg. It is mind-boggling to think that he played the entire rest of the season at an elite level and won a championship with this health issue weighing on his mind.
Hell, I don't sleep nights if I know I have a dentist appointment coming up. If I knew I had throat surgery coming up and not knowing what they'll find, I think I'd be looking for the nearest bridge to jump from.
What he did was amazing. And to think the Cats had him!!!
Calvillo's announcement after the game most certainly overshadowed the game itself, almost making the game insignificant. It was made even more dramatic to see the reaction by the TSN panel after the Calvillo press conference. Chris Schultz was the first to comment, and I thought for sure he was going to break down emotionally. I probably would have done the same. It really would have been very difficult to maintain composure on live TV after hearing news like that. I was proud of the way that Schultz spoke about this, and my thoughts exactly reflect his. I sincerely hope that Calvillo has successful surgery and that he is able to continue his career on his own terms. He absolutely deserves no less than that. :thup: