No, if ands or doubts about it.... This one is a shocker. On Friday afternoon the University of Wisconsin announced that senior defensive end David Gilbert is retiring from football due to reoccuring foot injuries. Here are the words of Gilbert himself in making this announcement:
“This was a difficult decision for me but I have had multiple injuries and surgeries on my foot and feel that no longer playing at UW is the best decision for me,” Gilbert said. “I have been dealing with pain in my foot since the injury first occurred and I just need to give it time to fully heal.
“I’ve had a tremendous experience at the University of Wisconsin and will graduate in May. Playing in the Rose Bowl is something I will never forget and a memory I will always cherish. I want to thank all my coaches I’ve had at UW, the former staff for what they did for me as a player and person and the new staff for helping me work through this tough decision. I also want to thank all my teammates and wish them the best next year and in the future.
“I understand this is an abrupt announcement but this will be the only comment I have on my decision. To all the Badger fans out there, thank you for all the support throughout the years. It’s been a pleasure sharing this journey with you.”