Marcus Lattimore, the talented running back who never played a professional game after suffering a devastating knee injury in college, has reportedly decided to call it a career.
Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Lattimore is expected to retire as he continues to deal with knee issues.
Lattimore’s agent, Michael Perrett, told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that no decision had been made and Lattimore is still weighing his options.
Lattimore was viewed as a likely first-round draft pick at South Carolina until he suffered a gruesome knee injury during his last year playing for the Gamecocks. That injury was so severe that doctors initially told Lattimore that he might never walk unassisted again, but it turned out that Lattimore was able to rehabilitate well enough that he started running, and the 49ers took him in the fourth round of the NFL draft in 2013.
Unfortunately, despite many reports that Lattimore was working hard and motivated to return, he simply wasn’t able to get all the way back. It looks like he never will.