(CNN) — Quarterback Andrew Luck, ” the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft and a four-time Pro Bowl selection, announced on Saturday night he’s retiring.
“This is not an easy decision,” the Indianapolis Colts participant told reporters. “For the last four decades or so I have been in this cycle of injury, pain, rehabilitation, injury, pain, and rehabilitation. And it has been unceasing and unrelenting… and the only real way I see is to no longer play soccer.”
Injuries had kept 29, Luck, from playing in the preseason. He had been on the Colts’ sideline Saturday. As the news of his retirement disperse, Luck has been booed as he left the field, several videos.
Luck said the pain has taken away his joy for the match and he hasn’t been in a position to live the life that he wishes to live. He and with the 2016 year performed in pain, he explained, and made a vow he wouldn’t go down that street again.
He also missed the full 2017 season because he had been recovering from shoulder surgery, in accordance with the Colts website. After he returned to the 2018 season, he’d a 98.7percent passer rating, 39 touchdowns and has been selected for its 2018 Pro Bowl. Luck was awarded the AP Comeback Player of the Year that season.
But he stated that since he couldn’t put his heart to the game; he’d have been selling himself and his teammates brief.
He stated his teammates were informed by him earlier that he retired.
Luck signed a five-year, $122 million contract in 2016, based on spotrac.com. He’d have made an average salary of $9.125 million in 2019 and a roster bonus.
The year opens September 8 in Los Angeles against the Chargers.