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Andrew Luck to retire from NFL [report]

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Just minutes after Jimmy Garoppolo concluded a successful first half in his second game (in the preseason) back after tearing his ACL, massive news broke from ESPN’s Adam Schefter: Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is retiring from the NFL. The news is nothing short of cataclysmic, and as Schefter reported, Jacoby Brissett is now the Colts’ starting quarterback.

Luck, the former No. 1 overall pick out of Stanford University back of the 2012 NFL draft, has dealt with serious injuries over the past few years (had an abdomen tear in 2015, a right labrum tear in 2015 and a concussion in 2016), and according to Schefter is retiring because he is “mentally worn down.” He had not practiced since July 28, dealing with calf and ankle injuries.

Said Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton in a story by The Athletic’s Stephen Holder, “Oh, we’re great. I’m not worried about it.”

According to Schefter, Luck personally informed Colts owner Jim Irsay that he would be retiring.


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