Most people would have taken time off work to deal with the treatment. Rivera soldiers on as the old war horse the NFL linebacker became years ago. There’s always going to be another game so at best Rivera takes breaks and has defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio handle some practices and sideline duties.
Things are getting better for Rivera, though. He’s counting down the treatments that hopefully rid his lymph node of cancer cells. His throat, expected to be raw from treatment, hasn’t robbed him of his voice. Maybe he’s not yelling like you’ve seen from his past Carolina days, but cancer won’t silence him, either.
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