NFL blood problem keeps Vinny Curry out
New York Jets defensive end Vinny Curry was diagnosed last month with a rare blood problem that will prevent him from playing football this season.
He said in a statement on Wednesday that he had been forced to have his spleen removed, which triggered a series of complications that meant he had to stay away from the pitch.
The former Philadelphia Eagles, with whom he won the Super Bowl in the 2017 season, said he had to take blood thinners to clear the blood clots. In doing so, he cannot take physical contact for a period of three to six months.
Prior to this complication, the 33-year-old had expected to return to the game in mid-September. Curry had initialed a one-season pact worth $ 1.3 million in March. He hopes to be able to return to the game for the 2022 campaign.