Colts G Matt Slauson Retiring From NFL

     

On Wednesday, Colts G Matt Slauson announced via his Instagram account that he’s retiring from the NFL. 

Slauson suffered a “significant” back injury last year that led to him being placed on injured reserve. 

Slauson later told reporters that he broke two vertebrae in his spine and still managed played through it. Slauson found out after the game that he could have done serious damage and possibly have been paralyzed.

“I had no idea how close I was to changing my family’s life,” Slauson said, per Zak Keefer.

Slauson, 32, is a former sixth-round pick of the Jets back in 2009. He spent four years in New York before signing on with the Bears in 2013.

Slauson played out his two-year, $3 million contract with the Chargers before agreeing to a one-year, $3 million deal with the Colts this offseason.

In 2018, Slauson appeared in five games for the Colts.

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