We mentioned in May that former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Leaf revealed on Wednesday that he will also need radiation treatment.
“I had most of the tumor removed back in May,” Leaf said in a chat with the Seattle Times. “I’m very grateful and blessed that it was benign. I do have to go to Southern California and go through six weeks of radiation starting in the middle of November, but it’s just another bridge I need to cross.”
Leaf, the No. 2 overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft, played for the Chargers for three years and the Cowboys for one. Known as one of the biggest draft busts in history, Leaf now sounds like he has his life on track after battling substance abuse problems, although he still says he has regrets about his football career, saying that if he had it to do all over again he would have stayed for his senior year at Washington State instead of entering the draft.
We wish Leaf the best.