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Seahawks Mack Strong to retire immediately due to injury

The Seattle Seahawks fullback Mack Strong announced his immediate retirement on Monday due to spinal injury.

Seahawks Mack Strong to retire immediately due to injury The Seattle Seahawks fullback Mack Strong held a press conference on Monday to announce his immediate retirement from football due to a spinal cord problem - a herniated disk in his neck is pinching his spinal cord. According to doctors, the injury would not require a surgery and would heal by itself, provided Mack Strong stops playing football immediately. "I don't want to do anything that would jeopardize my long-term quality of health. I've got my wife and two kids and there's nothing more important then being able to spend time with them," said Strong after announcing his decision which he calls "a no brainer". Strong also took time to acknowledge the fact that in his position as a fullback serious physical injuries are a given, but he feels blessed that he will be able to pull out of this one without sacrificing the quality of his long-term health.

 All-Pro Mack Strong signed as a free agent from Georgia in 1994 with the Seattle Seahawks and has been with the team ever since. Strong also holds the Seahawks team record for longest rush in a playoff game - 32 yard run in 2005 against the Washington Redskins and is also considered as one of the best blocking fullbacks in the NFL.

 Published on 10/08/2007

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