“Dae’s one tough guy. He’s been dealing with this for almost three weeks now, four weeks. He’s done some radiation and chemo already. That’s why he’s missed a couple of practice, but now it’s going to get to the tougher, heavy part and he’s going to be out for a while.”
Hearing news that somebody close to you has cancer is tough enough, but when it comes at a time like this one for the Sixers, they are understandably going to be emotional. “We know he’s somebody who’s a fighter and somebody who’s going to do everything he can to push through and come out on top of it. For us, we’re definitely gonna miss him. Keep his family and him in all our prayers and just encourage him through this time to stay positive and just push through.”
It also helps that Joerger is keeping a positive attitude. “He’s gonna be fine. He’s gonna come back better than ever. From what he said, he has a very high chance of beating this, so sure he’ll be fine. He’s tough.”
All the Sixers can really do at this moment in time is continue to pray for Joerger and think about him and support him.
“I kind of think for the group to hear from him, you can tell that it’s a tough time because we’re in the season and we’re going through it and now this comes up,” Harris added.