Jets DE Vinny Curry reveals rare blood disorder that will force him to miss season

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Vinny Curry in bright green Jets practice Jersey
Vinny Curry in bright green Jets practice Jersey

Jets DE Vinny Curry says he will be missing the 2021 NFL season due to a rare blood disorder that Jets doctors diagnosed him with back in July.

Curry was required to have his spleen removed and said he was projected to return to the field in the "middle of September." But blood clots changed everything.

Here's what he had to say on the matter in an official statement:

"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 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. 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."

This is a very tough blow to the Jets, as DE Carl Lawson, another free agent pickup like Curry, will be out the rest of the season as well due to an Achilles injury.

Now it's even more imperative that GM Joe Douglas look around for help off the edge.

Curry, a Neptune, N.J. native, was excited to return home to play in front of his family and friends. But now he must focus on his health and make sure his recovery is his top priority.