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Andrew Luck Has Officially Been Placed On The Retired List

Andrew Luck dropping back for a pass.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 16: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass down field in the game against the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Andrew Luck formally announced his retirement on Saturday in a teary-eyed press conference. Now, the move has been made official.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Luck has been placed on the NFL's reserve/retired list, ending his 2019 season.

Per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Luck would need to clear waivers if he wanted to return and play in 2019.

The Colts will still hold the rights to Luck's contract if he chooses to come back at any point in the future. Plenty of players have come back from semi-retirement in the past, so it's hard to say if Luck is really gone for good.

Luck shocked the football world on Saturday when he abruptly announced his retirement at the age of 29.

He was coming off one of his best pro seasons and was the starting quarterback for a bonafide Super Bowl contender.

But injuries have hampered him over the past few years. He missed more than half of the 2015 season and all of the 2017 season with injuries.

His status for the start of the 2019 season was also in doubt due to lingering health issues.

In seven years in the NFL, Luck led the Colts to the playoffs four times and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection.