Travis Frederick was dealt a surprising hand shortly before the Dallas Cowboys season began when he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
We haven’t seen Frederick this season as a result of his illness and back in early October the team officially placed him on injured reserve. Dallas has maintained optimism throughout this process, but from the very start it was unlikely that Travis would play football this season, and quite honestly the top priority was his health.
According to a report from The Dallas Morning News, Frederick has reached a bit of a milestone in his recovery. He’s now regaining sensation in his hands which is quite a testament both to how far he’s come and just how serious things have been for him this fall.
The Pro Bowl center recently regained sensation in his hands for the first time in nearly three months.
”It’s starting to come back in my hands a little bit here, which is good,’’ Frederick said. “Now it’s more just numbness, no tingling, and it’s more in the tips.”
“I mean the fact there is some light at the end of the tunnel is definitely a positive.’’
It’s great to hear that Frederick is progressing and that he’s got a positive outlook as far as the road that lays ahead. This was never going to be an easy situation to handle and the fact that the Cowboys have supported him throughout it says a lot about who they are as an organization.
While this is definitely a step in the right direction we should all be cautious about getting ahead of ourselves in his recovery. There’s no doubt that this news should be celebrated, but also within the DMN report was that Travis still has no sensation in his feet. He is clearly confident that it’s only temporary, though.
Frederick still has no sensation in his feet. But he remains optimistic and cites statistics that show 95 to 100 percent of people afflicted with this disorder enjoy a full recovery.
”It’s going to come back,’’ Frederick said. “I have no doubt about that.
”I’m doing good. I’m getting better, slowly but steady.’’
Our best thoughts and wishes to Travis Frederick in his recovery.