Clint Sintim, a linebacker who had enough potential that the Giants took him in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft, has retired at the age of 27 after an NFL career in which he had more torn ACLs than games started.
Sintim, who last played in 2010, confirmed on his Facebook page that he will never play again.
“I never actually announced it but I am officially retired from the game of football,” Sintim wrote. “I want to thank everyone who supported me throughout my movement but it was honestly time for me to walk away from the game. Ambition should not be limited to a sport and in my case it is not.”
Sintim played in 24 games in his first two seasons, starting just one, and then tore his ACL twice and never saw the field again. Sintim spent the 2011 season on injured reserve and was cut by the Giants before the 2012 season.