Cowboys’ Travis Frederick Out Indefinitely Following Diagnosis with Rare Condition

Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick. Photo by Albert Pena/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (6030204bc)

Cowboys starting center Travis Frederick will miss the better part of this season following a diagnosis with a rare condition, Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Frederick announced the news on his Twitter account this Wednesday,

“After a very extensive examination and discovery process over the past few weeks, I have been diagnosed with having Guillan Barre Syndrome which is an autoimmune disease,” the statement read.

News that Frederick could be ill began last week when the Cowboys player was training at the team’s Oxnard training camp. Fredrick initially said he was fine and only needed some rest and he would be okay.

Frederick missed the team’s game on August 18th as Cowboys faced Bengals to seek additional medical expertise.  On August 20th, teammate Jerry Jones offered fans some hope by saying he expected Zack Martin and Travis to join him in the team’s season opener.

Two days later, a hopeful Travis released a statement saying he could be out for a while following the diagnosis.

“My doctors have told me that it is not possible to determine a timetable for a return to the field right now, but I am hopeful that I will be able to play as soon as possible,” the statement read.

The last seven days have been a roller coaster of hope and despair for Cowboys fans. Travis’ wellbeing has been a cause of media speculation over the last seven days. Following the diagnosis, fans can now get behind their player and hope for the best.