Spinal cord injury ends Isaac Redman’s NFL career

AP

In a statement posted to his verified Twitter account Friday, former Steelers running back Isaac Redman said he has been told to give up football because of a spinal cord injury.

Redman said he was examined by Dr. Robert Watkins, known in part for his work with Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. According to Redman, Watkins advised he had a “career ending injury” to the spinal cord.

Redman said he played with the neck injury last year but “wasn’t myself on the field.”

The 29-year-old Redman rushed for 1,148 yards in five seasons with Pittsburgh (2009-2013). He was released after three games last season.