Report: Vikes Starter Kenechi Udeze Has Leukemia

The MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE tips us to a very sad report from KSTP-TV in Minneapolis that “Kenechi Udeze of the Vikings has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia.”

Kenechi Udeze Diagnosed With Leukemia

Doctors are not sure yet of the severity of his blood-based condition. Udeze, a starting defensive end for the Vikings, “is at Fairview Southdale Hospital undergoing tests.”

Vikings Coach Brad Childress acknowledged Udeze’s condition - without getting specific - in a statement out today: “With reports surfacing about Kenechi Udeze’s condition, we respect the privacy of Kenechi. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Minnesota Vikings organization are with Kenechi and his family.