OT: It appears Zach Follett is hanging up the cleats

Submitted by wresler120 on August 2nd, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Zach Follett posted on his twitter page that his come back attempt is over. The pain was too much, and he doesn't want to risk a life threatening injury. It's too bad, but I wish the kid all the luck in the world. He was a tough competitor and always gave it 100%. At least he is smart enough to realize that there isn't an amount of money worth risking your life over.

 

http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2011/08/zach_follett_may_have_called_i.html

 


Comments

jelster

August 2nd, 2011 at 11:53 PM ^

Some family friends (up in the CA Bay Area) knew some of his relatives or something, and hes truly a really standout guy. I truly wish him nothing but the best.

BRCE

August 3rd, 2011 at 1:39 AM ^

Inge to Toledo, Osgood and Draper retire and now Follett is already done, missing out on a chance to be another GRIT folk hero. It hasn't been an easy summer for white athlete-loving folks downriver.

Tater

August 3rd, 2011 at 3:45 AM ^

I would imagine that he was paying a pretty hefty premium to Lloyds of London to protect him from an instance just like this one.

Baldbill

August 3rd, 2011 at 8:22 AM ^

You can't go on with an injury that leaves you so vulnerable to further damage. It is very nice that he can 'walk' away from this injury.

Good Luck Zak.