Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife Kelly are undergoing quite a bit of adversity right now as it was revealed on Wednesday that Kelly has an acoustic neuroma; a benign tumor in her brain, according to ESPN. It was reported that Kelly was suffering through bouts of vertigo in January and that Lions training staff recommended that she get an MRI. The tests eventually revealed the tumor, which Stafford will have to have removed through surgery.
Stafford took to Instagram to share a picture of her and Matt that was taken after receiving the news. Kelly says she wanted to capture that moment so they could look back on it once the whole ordeal is over.
“All I heard was brain tumor & that they had to do surgery to take it out,” Kelly Stafford wrote. “Please pray for Matthew as I know his nerves will be high during this surgery. I couldn’t imagine being out in the waiting room.”
So far there is no word on when the surgery will take place exactly although it looks like it will happen within the next two weeks.