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Ryan Leaf might need radiation

Updated: June 2, 2011, 4:13 PM ET
Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf said Thursday he could face radiation treatments if the part of a brain tumor that couldn't be removed by doctors winds up getting bigger.

Leaf told The Associated Press that the California doctor who performed the surgery couldn't get all of the tumor because parts were wrapped around brain stem nerves that affect swallowing and shoulder movement. Doctors said the tumor was benign.

"We're going to monitor it and if it starts ...

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