Some sad news coming out of San Jose on Monday, as San Jose State University head coach Ron Caragher reveals that Leaf will no longer play after his Monday news conference.
All indications say that it was just a "freak accident" as it wasn't a head to head hit.
Per Ron Caragher:
"It wasn't helmet to helmet," he said. "It was just a hit in practice."
Jared Leaf, who is a fifth-year senior and is majoring in communications, had suffered life-threatening burns last year as he ran through flames to escape a burning building. He hasn't played since his redshirt-freshman year (2012) while as a running back at Hawaii.
After transferring to San Jose State, Leaf had to sit out the 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules, and had to miss last season as well while recovering from serious burns to his body. Coaches and teammates hoped he would make it back to the field this year, but this concussion prior to the season opener had set that back, and now looks like it will end his career.
Best of luck to Leaf on starting a new chapter of his life after football.