Andrew Luck suddenly retired on August 25th, 2019 shocking the NFL. It was so sudden but at the same time understandable after all the injuries. These injuries include:
- Lacerated kidney
- Torn rib cartilage
- Shoulder Surgery/ Torn labrum
- Constant ankle issues
Carson Toole said, “You cannot blame him for retiring after the long list of injuries he has had I think it was time to hang it up.”
Andrew Luck played for seven years and was regarded as one of the best Quarter Backs (QB) in the entire league time after time. He was known for his elite arm and kindness. In the game after getting hit, he would congratulate his opponents, even after all of the pain and injuries he had went through.
“I agree with Andrew’s decision on retirement, I mean after seven years in the league your body has to be so torn up,”said Haiden Gibbs.
Athletes go through so much to just get to the pro level; the toll on your body is just crazy, but that is all just to get there. Decades of practice, hit after hit, breaks your body down.
Ms. Becker said, “Athletes put their bodies on the line for so long it is only a matter of time until you have to retire so I do not blame him for his decision.”
It is possible Andrew just needed a break to heal up from all the hits over the past few years, that is what a few analysts say. Analysts think that a comeback could be in the picture, but no one is very certain to what will happen in the future, so we will just wait and see.
Haiden Gibbs said, “I could definitely see him coming back in a year or two but not with the Colts.”
To learn more information about Andrew Luck and his future decisions, go to https://www.espn.com/blog/indianapolis-colts/post/_/id/24738/transcript-of-andrew-lucks-retirement-news-conference.
Written By: Eli Fox