Wisconsin reserve tight end Zander Neuville has been forced to retire from playing football, the senior announce don his Twitter account on Wednesday. Neuville’s retirement comes as an injury has become a serious enough of a problem that playing football is simply not worth the risk.
“Unfortunately, I have sustained another injury, one that means an end to my football career,” Neuville said in a statement. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I had this year and throughout my time at Wisconsin.”
Neuville appeared in three games for the Badgers in 2018, in which he recorded one catch for three yards. Zander ends his football career with 10 receptions for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns after battling injuries over the course of his time in Madison. Neuville suffered season-ending ACL injuries in both 2017 and 2018, one in each leg. He was granted a sixth year of eligibility last week.
Neuville announced he is preparing to begin medical school next fall.