Ron Rivera misses practice due to cancer treatment

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Washington coach Ron Rivera missed Wednesday's practice to receive cancer treatment.

When Rivera was diagnosed with Squamous cell cancer — located in his lymph node — in August, he quickly established that defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio would run practice in his stead, in the event he needed to leave to undergo treatment.

Del Rio did indeed command Wednesday's practice in Ashburn, as planned.

Rivera has managed his way through treatment admirably to this point, as it's no small task to continue coaching through his first year with the Washington Football Team while simultaneously battling cancer.

In that respect, it has to be comforting to know his team is in good hands with Del Rio, who has over a decade of head coaching experience himself, when he does need to step away.