Spurs T.J. Ford Will Retire After a Series of Neck and Spine Injuries

San Antonio Spurs guard T.J. Fordis retiring, effective immediately, after a series of neck and spine injuries during eight years in the NBA.

The 28-year-old Ford announced his decision Monday on Twitter.

“Basketball has been great to me & my family for 28yrs,” he wrote. “It’s official ” I Retire from the NBA ” as of today.”

Ford released a statement through the team that referred to the injuries, the most recent a “stinger” he suffered on March 7 in a game against New York.

Source: ESPN