MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Gopher football player who has beaten cancer four times is about to undergo surgery once again.
Casey O’Brien shared on Twitter Monday night that doctors found a small spot on his lungs. They’re not sure what it is, so doctors plan on removing it this week so they can test it.
— Casey O'Brien (@caseyob14) November 25, 2019
O’Brien is a backup holder for the Gophers, and played in his first game last month.
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Just last week, we told you how he’s teaming up with a former Gopher runner Justin Grunewald for a big fundraiser at this weekend’s border battle with Wisconsin. Grunewald lost his wife to cancer.
The two are raising money for Osteosarcoma research at the University of Minnesota.