Former Seattle Seahawk Kenny Easley was in good condition Friday after receiving a new kidney at the University of Washington Medical Center, a spokeswoman for Easley said.
Easley, 31, a safety for the Seahawks, was resting comfortably after the 21/2-hour operation that began late Thursday at the University of Washington Medical Center, said Leslie Tidball, a spokeswoman with Easley's sports agent business, Easley Osborne Sports Management Group.Easley had been in serious condition, but that was upgraded to good about noon Friday by his surgeon, Dr. Christopher Marsh, Tidball said.
"The doctors say he's doing very well," Tidball said, adding that Easley was expected to be released from the hospital in 10 to 14 days.
Easley had been in renal failure for two years and was undergoing kidney dialysis three times a week, Tidball said. He had been waiting for a donor kidney through the university's transplant program at least a year, she said.
University officials would not reveal who the donor was, not even to Easley or his family, Tidball said.