Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf underwent surgery last week to remove a benign tumor from his brain.
According to a statement from Margo Myers, Leaf's publicist, he visited the doctor May 18 after experiencing dizziness and blurred vision. He had surgery May 25 at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, and was released Saturday.
Leaf said in the statement he is recovering well.
"I am looking forward to resting a bit and being with my family," Leaf said. "Thank you for all the prayers and support. My whole family truly appreciated it. This was just another bridge for me to cross, and I will continue to live each day to the fullest and give back where I can!"
Leaf was the No. 2 overall choice in the 1998 NFL Draftafter a standout career at Washington State, but played only 25 games in three seasons with San Diego and Dallas.
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