The squamous cell carcinoma is reportedly in an early stage and considered treatable.

On Thursday evening, ESPN's Adam Schefter posted a series of tweets stating that Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera has been diagnosed with cancer. The team later confirmed the news.  

Here are Schefter's tweets:

Rivera weighed in with a tweet of his own, sharing the team's official statement and thanking everyone for their support:

We wish Coach Rivera all the best in this fight against cancer! You've got this!