Albert Haynesworth in 'dire need' of kidney transplant

Retired defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth said in an Instagram post on Wednesday night that he is in "dire need" of a kidney transplant.

Haynesworth, 38, wrote that he has been battling kidney disease for "a few years." After his kidney finally failed on Monday, the defensive tackle took to social media to ask for a generous kidney donation.

Well this hard for me to say but my doctors said I should reach out to my family, friends and fans Some of you may know I���ve been battling kidney disease for a few years now the time has come family, friends and fans I���m in dire need of a kidney mine have finally failed me on July 7 2019. It���s hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season in retirement that my body has taken another major blow. First with the brain aneurism 3 seasons out of the NFL to now my kidneys failing me. But the bright side of this latest ordeal I can ask for help by asking for someone to generously donate a kidney. If you are interested in giving this precious gift please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2. GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message. #VFL #TITANUP

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Selected in the first round of the 2002 draft, Haynesworth played with four organizations over 10 years in the NFL, including seven with the Tennessee Titans. He finished his career in 2011 with 30.5 sacks, 347 tackles and 65 QB hits.

Haynesworth made two Pro Bowls and was named to two first-team All-Pro teams during his career.

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