Jets’ Vinny Curry Ruled Out for Season Due to Blood Disorder

Vinny Curry with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017.
Vinny Curry with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

New York Jets defensive end Vinny Curry has been ruled out of action for the remainder of the season, the player revealed in a statement on Wednesday. Last month, Curry was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that required the 33-year-old player to undergo a procedure to remove his spleen. As a result of surgical complications, Curry will be unable to return to action this season.

This issue means that he will have to avoid having physical contact from 3 to 6 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,” Curry announced.

In addition to Curry, the Jets will also be without defensive end Carl Lawson, meaning that their defense will be lacking in depth. The Jets will likely have to utilize John Franklin-Myers and Bryce Huff as their defensive frontrunners.