Ohio State offensive lineman Avery Henry announces he's cancer-free

Bill Rabinowitz
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State offensive lineman Avery Henry announced Thursday night that he has been declared cancer-free, four months after starting treatment for osteosarcoma.

Avery Henry, right, here warming up with Omari Abor has announced that doctors have declared his osteosarcoma is in remission.

“Just a couple weeks ago I was announced CANCER FREE!!!!!” Henry said in a tweet. “I won the battle!! I have 4 more treatments and I’m officially done.”

Henry revealed his diagnosis of osteosarcoma, a bone cancer, last Dec. 19. He began treatment on Jan. 10. He tweeted then that he appreciated the support that he’d gotten, adding, “I’m not a statistic.”

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“I would be lying if I said I didn’t have doubts,” Avery shared in his update Thursday. “But at the end of the day all we know is FIGHT. Never give up. Go Bucksl. #FIGHT #AVERYSTRONG.”

Henry is a sophomore from St. Clairsville, Ohio. He helped St. Clairsville High School reach the regional finals as a senior. Avery did not see any game action for Ohio State in 2022.

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On Wednesday, he visited patients at the James Cancer Hospital, where he received treatment, accompanied by teammates.

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