Jared Lorenzen’s family shares update on ex-QB’s condition
Former NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen was hospitalized last week due to serious medical issues, and he appears to be taking small steps in the right direction with his recovery.
On Tuesday, Lorenzen’s family issued a statement through Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones updating the 38-year-old’s health. Lorenzen is still on dialysis and his treatments have been effective, but his family said he is “still very sick.”
Jared Lorenzen’s family has asked me to share this update on his condition
Prayers for a great friend pic.twitter.com/M0EjFtu2rh
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) July 2, 2019
Lorenzen’s family said on Friday that “The Hefty Lefty” was in intensive care due to an infection, and kidney and heart issues. He had apparently been feeling ill for weeks before he was admitted.
Lorenzen started four seasons for Kentucky in college from 2000-2004, throwing for 78 touchdowns and 41 interceptions in his career. He signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2004 and even won a Super Bowl ring with the team.
Lorenzen was best known for his weight and was listed at 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds in his playing days. The former quarterback’s weight issues became worse over time, and he actually weighed over 500 pounds when he started filming a documentary about his attempts to lose weight called “The Jared Lorenzen Project.” Lorenzen had buried his head in the sand regarding his weight as recently as five years ago.