It sucks when a person loses their life to rare conditions, but it’s even worse when that person is way too young to be gone from this earth.
Former Florida Gators and Oakland Raiders linebacker Neiron Ball tragically lost his life Tuesday morning nearly a year after suffering a brain aneurysm.
The 27-year-old’s collegiate career spanned from 2011 to 2014, where he would find out in 2014 that he was diagnosed with a rare congenital condition known as arteriovenous malformation (AVM), where the brain’s blood vessels get tangled and rupture.
He missed a full year but made a miraculous recovery and returned to the team. In 2015, the Oakland Raiders took him in the fifth round of the draft.
Ball recorded 9 tackles and 1 sack during his rookie campaign, but would land on injured reserve the following season. He was released after the 2016 season and never fully recovered from his knee injury.
On Sept. 16, 2018, Ball was diagnosed with an aneurysm where he would be put in a medically induced coma, go to various medical facilities before he was ultimately rendered immobile and could communicate with only his eyes.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.