Former NFL DL Albert Haynesworth says he needs kidney transplant

Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth walks off the field during an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth says on social media that he needs a kidney transplant.

The 38-year-old Haynesworth posted on Instagram that he’s been battling kidney disease for a few years. He shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed and wrote that his kidneys failed him Sunday and he’s looking for a donor.

Haynesworth played 10 seasons in the NFL, including the first seven with the Titans who drafted him No. 15 overall in the 2002 draft out of the University of Tennessee. He also played for Washington, New England and Tampa Bay.

He was selected as an All-Pro after the 2007 and 2008 seasons and had 30 1/2 sacks in 123 games.

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