Arian Foster is retiring from American football leaving the NFL as a member of the Miami Dolphins. The 30-year-old running back became famous during his stint with the Houston Texans from 2009 to 2015 but struggled with injuries during his NFL career.
Foster made the announcement on Twitter Monday citing injuries as one of the reasons why he was walking away from the game.
“There comes a time in every athlete’s career when their ambition and their body are no longer on the same page. I’ve reached that point. My father always said, “You’ll know when it’s time to walk away.” It has never been more clear than right now,” Foster stated in a written statement.
“I’m walking away with peace. I know it’s not commonplace to do it midseason, but my body just can’t take the punishment this game asks for any longer. I want to thank the Miami Dolphins, with everything in me, for allowing me to bow out with grace and making this process as easy as possible.”
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) October 25, 2016
Foster saw limited action for the Dolphins, which took a risk in signing him in the offseason. But Foster has never recovered 100% from his injuries, including a back injury that affected his play in Miami this season.
For his career, Arian Foster registered 6,527 rushing yards on 1,476 carries with 54 touchdowns in 80 regular season games. He played in only four postseason games and registered 515 rushing yards on 105 carries with five touchdowns.
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