JUST IN: Arian Foster Announces His Retirement

The 4-time NFL Pro Bowler Arian Foster just announced his plans to retire from the NFL on Monday evening. Foster, 30, walks away from the NFL with just under a decade of work as he still leads in rushing yards with 6,472 yards as a Houston Texans. Foster, who is currently a Miami Dolphin, signed a one-year contract and continues to battle with injuries in his last year. Foster recently suffered a groin injury that has kept him on the sidelines this season. He was listed as questionable before he announced his plans to retire just days ago.

According to Y! Sports,

Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster is listed as questionable for the team’s Week 7 game against the Buffalo Bills. Foster got in full practices every day this week and is largely expected to play.

Foster suffered a groin injury in Week 2 that kept him out of the next three games. The 30-year-old back has a long history of lingering muscle injuries and still isn’t quite 100 percent. He was active in Week 6, but took a backseat to Jay Ajayi, who blew up for 204 rushing yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Foster tells The UNINTERRUPTED,

“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. It’s hard to write those words because this game has been everything to me, my therapy, my joy, my solace and my enemy. I’ve learn to love every facet of this game, from the peak of accomplishment to the gutter of criticism. And it all makes the ride worthwhile. I’ve been fortunate enough to play many successful years in this league. I’ve given a lot to this game and given up  a lot for it….”

Foster finished his NFL career with over 6,500 yards rushed and 54 rushing touchdowns. Most of his NFL career was spent with the Houston Texans as he was an undrafted 2009 pick out of Tennessee.

Photo cred: Michael Ainsworth/AP

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