While the word “retirement” wasn’t mentioned in a statement released last week by Wallaceburg’s Shaun Suisham, his words definitely hinted at the possibility.
After getting released by the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, Suisham said the injury he suffered last preseason was “catastrophic” and “critical” to him continuing his career.
Here is Suisham’s full statement:
— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) 24 June 2016
The Steelers said they released Suisham, after he failed a physical.
“Unfortunately Shaun incurred a setback in his recovery from knee surgery that won’t allow him to compete in a timely manner,” said Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert.
“Shaun has played a significant role in our success during his time in Pittsburgh. He has been the consummate professional on the field and in our community. We wish he and his family all the best in the future.”
Suisham joined the Steelers in 2010 and converted 124-of-141 field goal attempts and each of his 173 extra point attempts through the 2014 season.
He spent the 2015 season on the team’s reserve/injured list.
We have released K Shaun Suisham, and signed RB Brandon Johnson.https://t.co/ZBCiBywj7D
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) 24 June 2016
The question now remains, will Suisham ever kick again in the NFL?
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