Titans' offensive coach battling cancer - WKRN News 2

Titans' offensive coach battling cancer

Posted: Updated: Nov 24, 2010 04:17 PM CST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans' offensive coach, Mike Heimerdinger has been diagnosed with cancer.

Titans' Coach, Jeff Fisher made the announcement on Wednesday.

"Coach Heimerdinger is not here at practice today, if you noticed. Mike is very sick and [he] is going to be potentially, as early as today, undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment," Fisher said.  

It is unknown what type of cancer Heimerdinger has been diagnosed with or when he will return to coaching.

"He is part of our family. I have worked with him close over the past few years. I think he needs us right now. He needs us to be supportive. Obviously, all of our thoughts and prayers are with him," Titans' player Kerry Collins said.

Additional information was not released.

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