The collegiate career of Missouri Tigers offensive lineman Andy Bauer has ended due to injury.
On Saturday, it was announced that Bauer has decided to walk away from football due to persistent hip issues that first began bothering him following an injury in high school.
“Despite his dedication and commitment to post-surgical and sport specific rehabilitation over a long period of time, Andy was unable to return to his previous level of football-related activity,” head athletics trainer Rex Sharp said in a statement. “In the interest of Andy’s overall health and welfare, and to help ensure his acadmic success, the athletic health care staff, football staff, Andy and his family have decided that Andy will retire from football.
“Andy is a tremendous young man with an extremely bright future, and we wish him nothing but the best. He’s been an outstanding representative of Mizzou Football, and he will always be a member of our family.”
It is unfortunate for Bauer, but Missouri has promised to help him in his academic pursuits.
We wish Bauer the best in the next chapter of his life.
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