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New York Jets’ Vinny Curry reveals blood clots discovered after spleen removal

May 27, 2021; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Vinny Curry (99) participates in a drill during an OTA at Jets Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports
May 27, 2021; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Vinny Curry (99) participates in a drill during an OTA at Jets Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive end Vinny Curry revealed a significant health update on Wednesday, one day after he was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list by the New York Jets.

“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 on Twitter. “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.”

Curry, 33, recorded 16 tackles and three sacks in 11 games (three starts) last season with the Philadelphia Eagles.

A Super Bowl champion with the Eagles, Curry has collected 194 tackles, 32.5 sacks and five forced fumbles in 123 career games (28 starts) with Philadelphia and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

–Field Level Media