Former New York Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen has been hospitalized with an infection, as well as kidney and heart issues. Lorenzen, 38, has been in the hospital since Friday with his family by his side, they announced in a statement.
According to the family's statement, Lorenzen had not been feeling well before being admitted to the intensive care unit.
I just spoke to Jared Lorenzen's mother. He has been admitted to the hospital with an infection and is dealing with some medical issues at this time- Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) June 28, 2019
She asks for prayers from the Big Blue Nation and privacy at this time
Prayers for one of the best people I know
Lorenzen was Eli Manning's primary backup for four seasons from 2004-2007, and played in four games. He was a member of the 2007 Super Bowl champion team that defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.
A fan favorite known affectionately as the "Hefty Lefty," Lorenzen last played football in 2014 when he played for an indoor football team in his home state of Kentucky. He was listed at 285 pounds during his playing days, but his weight reached 500 pounds in retirement. Since 2017, he has been documenting his weight loss through "The Jared Lorenzen Project."
His mother is requesting prayers and respectful privacy during this time.