"My first reaction is I was very sad, just to lose a teammate, a brother like that. Since Day One, we've been helping each other out and it hurt me to the heart," Dickson said. "I sent him a text. I just told him, 'We're going to get by this. We can get by this together. It's just a little bump in the road, and [we'll] battle it through treatment and get over it.'"