A San Jose State football player is in critical condition today after suffering burns to his body last week. Jared Leaf, a starting linebacker for the Spartans, escaped a fire at his apartment last week but not without exposing himself to burns requiring medical treatment.
The severity of the burns is not confirmed, although any burn requiring medical treatment is without question concerning.
“Jared has a long road ahead of him, but we are confident he will recover” Leaf’s family said according to the Associated Press. San Jose State is seeking approval from the NCAA to set-up a relief fund to help Leaf’s family pay for the medical bills that will need to be paid for the treatment, according to San Jose Mercury News.
Leaf was recently listed as a starter at linebacker out of the spring, but his status moving forward is now certainly questionable for now.
You can read the full statement released by the Leaf family on San Jose State’s athletics website.