Frederick sidelined with rare medical condition

Former Badgers star out indefinitely

Former Badgers star and current Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick is out in definitely after receiving treatment for Guillain-Barre syndrome. Guillain-Barre is a condition that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the nerves. Symptoms include tingling and weakness in the extremities. The cause is unknown, and there is no known cure.

Frederick tweeted a message Wednesday that read in part:

“In the last 48 hours, I have received two treatments that address my condition, and I am feeling much better from an overall strength perspective… I am very optimistic about my condition and the immediate future, as I have been told that the illness was detected at a fairly early stage… I am deeply grateful for all of the people who have expressed concern for me throughout the past four weeks, and my teammates and the Cowboys organization have provided me and my family with tremendous support.”

Frederick’s started every game since the Cowboys drafted him 31st overall in 2013. In 2016, he signed six-year deal worth $56.4 million that would keep him in Dallas through 2023. The deal, that includes $28 million in guarantees, makes him the highest-paid center in the NFL.