Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck To Retire

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August 24, 2019 - 8:34 pm

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DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN/AP) - Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck is going to retire.

"This is not an easy decision...but it's the right decision for me" said Luck at a post game press conference Saturay night. 

“I've been stuck in this process. I haven't been able to life the live I want to live. It's taken the joy out of this game" said Luck. "The only way forward for me is to remove myself from football."

"Luck has informed the Colts he is retiring from the NFL, per source. There will be a press conference Sunday to make it official" said a tweet from Adam Schefter.

The report came during the fourth quarter of Saturday's 27-17 loss to the Chicago Bears

The 29-year-old Luck has struggled to recover from a lower left leg injury.

Luck's former coach Chuck Pagano made his first return to Lucas Oil Stadium since he was fired as the Colts' head coach following the 2017 season. Luck did not play that season because he was recovering from surgery on his throwing shoulder.

He returned last season and led the Colts back to the playoffs for the first time in four years, winning the league's Comeback Player of the Year award.

But in March, he suffered a strained left calf, was held out of all of the team's offseason workouts and returned on a limited basis for three practices at training camp in July. Lingering pain forced him back to the sideline and the Colts later determined that he had an injury near the back of his left ankle.

Coach Frank Reich had said he hoped to have an answer about Luck's availability for the Sept. 8 season opener after the third preseason game.

Jacoby Brissett, who also didn't play Saturday, would take over as the starter.