Rich Cimini of the NY Daily News has a story about Rex Ryan undergoing a lap band procedure at NYU Medical Center.
In an effort to fight his obesity, Ryan underwent weight-loss surgery Saturday at NYU Medical Center, the Daily News has learned.
A scheduled lap-band procedure was performed on Ryan, team spokesman Bruce Speight said Saturday night.
Ryan, 47, who weighed 340 pounds at the start of last season, was released after the morning surgery and returned to his home in New Jersey, Speight said.
Ryan, who also had a hernia repaired while in the hospital, was unavailable for comment.
The surgery entails placing an adjustable gastric band around the upper part of the stomach. It makes the stomach smaller so it holds less food. Eventually, the appetite decreases, leading to weight loss.
There is no cutting or stapling of the stomach, and the surgery is reversible.
This is good news, Jets fans liked what they saw last year and hope to have Rex Ryan on the sidelines for many years to come. The rigors of coaching in the NFL catch up with you over time, Rex is smart to try and get his weight down. We wish him a speedy recovery.
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