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Veteran NFL RB Arian Foster Announces Retirement

Veteran NFL running back Arian Foster has announced his retirement.

The 30-year-old Foster revealed his decision in a statement on UNINTERRUPTED, LeBron James' media platform for athletes. He played this season for the Miami Dolphins, rushing for 55 yards on 22 carries and catching six passes for 78 yards in four games.

Reading through Foster's statement, it is clear that the injuries that have cost him to miss large chunks of the last four seasons have taken their toll.

"I'm walking away with peace. I know it's not commonplace to do it midseason, but my body just can't take the punishment this game asks for any longer," he wrote.

Foster's full statement can be found below.

Undrafted out of Tennessee in 2009, Foster exploded in his second season with the Houston Texans in 2010. He rushed for 1,616 yards and 16 touchdowns while also hauling in 66 passes for 604 yards and two scores. He enjoyed two more outstanding years in Houston before injuries began wreaking havoc on his body.

Foster only played in eight games in 2013 due to a disc injury in his back. He made a mini-comeback in 2014, playing in 13 games and rushing for 1,246 yards and eight touchdowns.

However, he ruptured his Achilles tendon last season and played in only four games with the Texans. He resurfaced with the Dolphins this year but couldn't find his previous form, leading to his retirement tonight.

For his career, Arian Foster rushed for 6,527 yards and 54 touchdowns and reeled in 255 receptions for 2,346 yards and 14 scores.