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Ryan Leaf has benign brain tumor removed


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.

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13 Responses to “Ryan Leaf has benign brain tumor removed”
  1. cup1981 says: May 31, 2011 5:57 PM

    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. geniusesq says: May 31, 2011 6:14 PM

    That explains it.

  3. TheWizard says: May 31, 2011 6:57 PM

    He has a tumor removed and classless scum swarm here to insult him. Pretty bad.

  4. hendeeze says: May 31, 2011 7:14 PM

    Slow news is Slow

  5. dcryan82 says: May 31, 2011 7:50 PM

    He still has a publicist..? … Why?

  6. covercorner says: May 31, 2011 7:53 PM

    I wish him well, but why is this NFL football news?

  7. brasho says: May 31, 2011 8:10 PM

    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.

  8. thereisalwaysnextyear says: May 31, 2011 8:23 PM

    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?

  9. bucks12965 says: May 31, 2011 8:31 PM

    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.

  10. 8man says: May 31, 2011 8:40 PM

    That would be a great description for his pro career; benign.

  11. seabreezes51 says: May 31, 2011 8:42 PM

    Had that done on me,
    No biggie
    ER on Friday night, home by kickoff on Sunday

  12. zilla1126 says: Jun 1, 2011 1:28 AM

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

    The Washington Redskins have one that is MUCH larger.

  13. richm2256 says: Jun 1, 2011 1:29 PM

    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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