INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (AP) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has announced his retirement at age 29.
Luck made the announcement following the Colts’ 27-17 preseason loss to the Bears on Saturday, saying the repeated injuries, the lingering pain and continual rehab took away his love for the game.
He has most recently struggled to recover from a lower left leg injury.
Word first leaked about Luck’s plans during the fourth quarter when ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported Luck felt mentally worn down and had met with team owner Jim Irsay to inform him of his decision.
Jacoby Brissett now inherits the starting job.