New York Jets edge pass rusher Vinny Curry was placed on the non-football injured list earlier this week. At that point, there was no real information regarding the status of the veteran free-agent signing entering his first season in Jersey.
This changed Wednesday afternoon after Curry took to Instagram to share a story about a scary diagnosis he received from Jets team doctors back in July. It explains why he will not be active this season.
“In July, the Jets doctors diagnosed me with a rare blood disorder. The diagnosis required the removal of my spleen and projected me to return to the field in the middle of September. 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,” Vinny Curry wrote.
“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.”
The 33-year-old Curry spend each of his first six NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles — recording 63 quarterback hits and 22 sacks in the process. He then spent the 2018 campaign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before returning to Philadelphia the past two seasons.
Obviously, we wish Vinny Curry the best in his recovery. As for the Jets, they lose another veteran pass rusher after seeing Carl Lawson go down for the season with a ruptured Achilles last week.