Neck injury causes Packers' Jeremy Thompson to retire

As a result of a neck injury suffered at practice in December, Green Bay Packers linebacker Jeremy Thompson will retire.

“I have consulted with a number of physicians, and due to my medical condition my intention is to retire from football,” Thompson said in a statement released by the Packers. “I am thankful to the Packers organization and to the fans for their support during my time in Green Bay. The Packers are a first-class organization and I want to thank them for the opportunity to play in the NFL. There truly is no team I would have rather played for.”

Thompson told Greg A. Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Ideally, I would love to keep playing but the risk is just too high and I would like be able to hold my wife and play with my kids after football. . . . [The injury] left permanent damage to my neck and spine.”

Thompson was hospitalized after suffering the injury while attempting to make a tackle at practice on December 4. The team said he was expected to make a full recovery, but Thompson said he was scared that he had broken his neck.

48 responses to “Neck injury causes Packers' Jeremy Thompson to retire

  1. Even as a Vikes fan,sad to hear,nobodies welfare should be taken over playing a sport.Thinking of his family first,class guy,good luck in retirement.

  2. The biggest concentration of pathetic friggin idiots exists among the fanbase of the NFL.
    Jim Schwartz

  3. Im kinda suprised by this, i kinda thought the fact that GB didnt draft an OLB to compete with brad jones sort of hinted thompson was going to be OK.

  4. This is unfortunate. I think Thompson was kind of lost at the OLB position, but I would never wish a career ending injury on anyone. I wish him luck in his future endevors.

  5. Jeremy–
    Thank you for your time as a Packer. It is really unfortunate about your injury. I liked having you on the squad. Here’s wishing you propsperity in your personal and professional lives after football.

  6. packerhater28 –
    You are a waste of space in this world. You truly are worthless.
    What’s the 28? Ahhh, Mr Fumble king.
    Why dont you go on youtube and search for AP highlights from the NFC championship game if you want to see one big pansy.

  7. Jeremy got to play pro ball on the same team & at the same time as his brother. How cool is that. Smart decision to shut it down.
    Thanks JT.

  8. @packerhater28 – stupid, just stupid.
    Smart move by a man to make sure the important stuff gets taken care off — good luck to Jeremy after football.

  9. “Are all Packers as big of a pansy as this clown?”
    Go play in traffic you dumb piece of $hit.

  10. @packerhater28, congrats your either a 15 year old or a total F&ckin idiot. My question is why weren’t you on that bridge that fell you scum bag!

  11. He had to retire, he couldn’t play anymore and when you can’t play anymore and you are an ex-Packer, that usually means the Vikings are about to sign you.

  12. Good luck to you Jeremy, I know the feeling. I broke my dick in a wild porn scene while shooting “Pervy Drills For Oil” Had to retire. Now all I do is post on stupid football blogs…..

  13. LOL Pervy
    When you’re a fan of a winningless, truly pathetic franchise that’s about all you have going for you. Sipping your apple martini’s….checking out jockboys.com and posting on blogs. We do enjoy your jealousy for our quite superior Packer team and organization. Keep the posts coming douchebag.
    Pervy – if I were you, I would cut myself and jump in shark infested waters.

  14. packerhater posts something awful, and people respond with something awful (‘favres sweet hair’-that was awful).
    2 wrongs don’t make a right.

  15. Figures that this pansy just like all the other Packer pansys and sissy boys cry after just a scratch.Man up and play.The real reason he is going to retire is that he saw what kind of hell it is to face the Vikings 2 times a year and is now running with his tail between his legs.Typical Packer,just like their fans.

  16. Yeah, packerhater28, I’m sure that’s the reason he’s retiring.
    Pervy – That’s both ridiculous and hilarious.

  17. Don’t mind Packerhater28. He’s just looking for attention any way he can get it. It is a comon characteristic of their species.

  18. God Bless. No one should play if they dont feel confident in there recovery because thats a good way to get yourself seriously hurt. Its not what everyone would do but I think he made the right decision for himself. He has a family and doesnt want to risk it and I respect that.

  19. packers4life says:
    April 27, 2010 3:38 PM
    “I broke my dick in a wild porn scene”
    Can’t break one if you don’t have one.
    ============================
    It took you all day to come up with that?
    You may as well have said, i know you are but what am i?

  20. “man up and play” says packerhater28, who most likely calls in sick to his grocery store job whenever he has a sore throat from blowing up his inflatable woman.

  21. packerhater28,
    how bout all the packer fans get together on this forum and make fun of kenechi udeze, would u think that shit was funny? by the way your 16 year search is over im your daddy, and im gonna teach you all about respect from here on out little boy

  22. im gonna teach you all about respect from here on out little boy
    ================================
    I bet he is quaking in his boots.
    ==========================
    it took you all day to find a comment to swoop in on? loser
    ================================
    Nope. If I “swooped in’ on all the Packer fan twits lame ass comments, I wouldn’t get any work done.
    Mind your business jagoff.

  23. Football is a brutal sport. Sorry to hear it didn’t work out bro. Just like Michael Irvin, you gotta know when to walk away before a neck injury makes you a quadriplegic.
    Stay healthy for your family bro

  24. haha who uses the term jagoff, what a hard on you must be. I may be a packer fan but im not one of the locals, im from brooklyn where we smell p*ssy like you from here. Have another kiwi strawberry snapple you fanboy

  25. gnarlswoodson says:
    April 28, 2010 7:43 PM
    haha who uses the term jagoff, what a hard on you must be. I may be a packer fan but im not one of the locals, im from brooklyn where we smell p*ssy like you from here. Have another kiwi strawberry snapple you fanboy
    ==================================
    WTF?
    ANd you are the guy that is going to teach “respect”? Yikes.
    You smell pussy huh? You haven’t had pussy since pussy had you.
    Fanboy? Who uses that term? Oh yeah, a psuedo tough guy from Brooklyn, the armpit of New York.

  26. gnarlswoodson says:
    April 28, 2010 7:43 PM
    haha who uses the term jagoff, what a hard on you must be. I may be a packer fan but im not one of the locals, im from brooklyn where we smell p*ssy like you from here. Have another kiwi strawberry snapple you fanboy
    ————————————————–
    Real men don’t even know that kiwi strawberry snapple exist. Guess that makes you the pussy then back door brooklyn boy. fanboy?? you must be a total freakin’ fairy.

  27. im from *Castro Street in San Francisco* where we smell p*ssy like you from here
    There I fixed that paragraph for you. And to all you idiot packer fans feeling sorry for the guy he probably faked it to get one step closer to becoming a Viking. A lot of that going around lately…

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