New York Jets linebacker Vinny Curry is out for the season after developing blood clots and a rare blood disorder.
Curry, who was fully vaccinated in July, shared his diagnoses with followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday, Aug. 25.
The father-of-two wrote:
"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. 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."
Curry said he is "incredibly disappointed" that he won't be able to play with his teammates this season. However, he is thankful that doctors identified his condition in time and he is expected to make a full recovery.
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Earlier this month, Curry filmed a vaccine PSA in partnership with the Atlantic Health System in New Jersey. He received both vaccines in June and July.
"Hi, I'm Vinny Curry. I got the COVID-19 vaccine and I'm joining our partners at Atlantic Health System to tell you why you should too," he said. "It's easy, safe, effective, and protecting yourself, family, friends, and others against the virus. Let's reach the end zone together. So wash your hands, practice social distance, and most importantly, get vaccinated."