NFL rumors the past week surrounded Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green and have linked him to possible retirement from the league because of concussion issues.
The 26-year-old TE addressed the issues stating the he is out with a different injury and not because of concussions.
“Steelers TE Ladatrius Green: ‘ I am 26. I am not retiring anytime soon’,” Mark Kaboly tweeted on Saturday.
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) August 20, 2016
“I don’t know what reports those are. I am still on PUP because of my ankle. I have still be rehabbing on my ankle, so I haven’t been dealing with anything else but that,” Green stated via triblive.com.
“It is affecting me a lot because I am getting frustrated not being out there with the team and watching them every day, so it is getting pretty tough. I still have to learn mentally and pick up on stuff.”
Pittsburgh is expected to use Green more in the 2016 NFL Season after Heath Miller retired from American football. However, there is still no target date of Green’s return from his injury and it’s not clear if he can suit up for the Steelers when the NFL season opens next month.
Green is just 26 years old and played for the San Diego Chargers from 2012 to 2015. He signed with a four-year deal worth $20 million with the Steelers earlier this summer.
In his four-year NFL career, Green is credited 1,087 receiving yards on 77 catches with 7 touchdowns.
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