On Tuesday, the New York Jets moved defensive end Vinny Curry to the reserve/non-football injury list. Moments ago, Curry revealed why that decision was made.
Curry was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that required the removal of his spleen. The veteran defensive end formed blood clots shortly after that procedure was done. As a result, he’ll have to sit out the entire 2021 season.
“In July, the Jets doctors diagnosed me with a rare blood disorder. The diagnoses required the removal of my spleen and projected me to return to the field in the middle of September,” Curry wrote. “During my recovery blood clots formed and forced me to go on blood thinners preventing me from having physical contact for the next three to six months. While I am incredibly disappointed that I will not be able to play with my teammates this year, I am thankful that the doctors identified my condition in time.
“They have informed me that I am expected to make a full recovery and return to the field next season. I am so grateful to all those who have reached out to me on the phone, through social media, and in person. I can promise them all that I will be back stronger and more determined than ever.”
Here’s the full statement from Curry:
🙏🏾 God Got Me pic.twitter.com/vBWZnVqAXS
— Vinny Curry (@MrGetFlee99) August 25, 2021
It’s great to hear that Curry will have the chance to return to the gridiron in 2022.
The Jets signed Curry to a one-year contract earlier this year. He was initially expected to be a role player for Robert Saleh’s defense this season.
Before signing a deal with the Jets, Curry spent eight seasons with the Eagles and one season with the Buccaneers.
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