Cowboys center Travis Frederick has neurological disorder

August 22, 2018 - 8:08 pm

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick says he has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that causes weakness in various parts of the body and isn't sure on a timetable for his return.

Frederick said in a statement issued by the team Wednesday that he has received two treatments for Guillain-Barre Syndrome over the past 48 hours and that the treatments will continue for several days.

The four-time Pro Bowl player says "doctors have told me that it is not possible to determine a timetable for a return to the field right now."

According to the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke , Guillain-Barre causes the body to attack a network of nerves around the brain and spinal cord.

The 27-year-old Frederick has started all 83 games, including three playoff games, since the Cowboys drafted him late in the first round in 2013.

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