Patriots OT Nate Solder’s Infant Son Undergoing Chemo for Kidney Cancer
New England Patriots offensive tackle Nate Solder’s infant son, Hudson, is undergoing chemotherapy for kidney cancer. The five-year NFL veteran made the announcement Monday night at a benefit for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation.
Hudson was diagnosed with a Wilms’ tumor in his kidneys last month and has already received several rounds of chemotherapy at Boston Children’s Hospital. Solder’s wife Lexi gave birth to Hudson in July.
Hudson’s Super Bowl champion father is a cancer survivor himself, beating testicular cancer in 2014. Former Patriots offensive guard and current strength and conditioning coach Joe Andruzzi beat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and his eponymous foundation helps families affected by cancer.
Solder tweeted a photo of his son late Monday night, wearing a shirt that read: “Tough like my Dad.”
— Nate Solder (@soldernate) November 17, 2015
Solder, 27, is out for the season after suffering a torn biceps against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5.