Series Of Knee Injuries Derailed Promising Career

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Clint Sintim says he’s done with football.

The former Giants linebacker announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday.

“I never actually announced it but I am officially retired from the game of football,” Sintim posted to his Facebook page. “I want to thank everyone who supported me throughout my movement but it was honestly time for me to walk away from the game. Ambition should not be limited to a sport and in my case it is not.”

The 27-year-old was taken by the Giants in the second round of the 2009 draft, but a series of knee injuries derailed his career.

Sintim tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in December 2010. He suffered a repeat tear of the surgically repaired knee during the 2011 preseason.

“It’s unfortunate,” a devastated Sintim said in Sept. 2011. “I worked really hard to get back. It’s just unfortunate but that’s the way football is.”

He was waived by New York last August after starting training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Sintim had 33 tackles and a sack in 24 career games (one start).

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