Ryan Leaf has benign brain tumor removed

AP

Former Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf is recovering from brain surgery after a benign tumor was removed last week.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft experienced dizziness and blurred vision before seeing a doctor earlier this month.  He had surgery last week and was released from the hospital on Saturday, according to a statement from his publicist.

Leaf is currently living in Montana and told Dan Patrick recently that he was doing well financially as he recovers from a painkiller addiction.

13 responses to “Ryan Leaf has benign brain tumor removed

  1. In a surprising turn of events, the tumor was rather large; roughly the size of a normal human brain. Family members say Ryan is 10 times more intelligent than ever and is attempting an NFL comeback :).

    Seriously, no matter how much of an A-hole the guy is, I hope he recovers fully.

  2. If Leaf had never been busted for his painkiller addiction he never would have known he had a brain tumor.

    #1 He would have been too high to notice

    #2 Any effects on him would have been attributed to being high all the time.

  3. and told Dan Patrick recently that he was doing well financially as he recovers from a painkiller addiction.

    Obviously one wishes him well. No one deserves a tumor, BUT why even mention doing well financially? Isn’t that a bit strange?

  4. Since benign means: ‘not threatening to life or health’, it sounds like the wrong word to decribe the tumor. Non-cancerous is probably what should have been used.

  5. The tumor was approximately 6’5″ and 245 lbs. Large, but still not the record.

    The Washington Redskins have one that is MUCH larger.

  6. Upon removal, Leaf’s brain tumor told reporters covering the story “”Just f–king don’t talk to me, all right?”

    I don’t wish Leaf ill, but I really wonder how a guy who is fighting an addiction to painkillers can recover from brain surgery without, you know, painkillers.

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