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Calvin Johnson: “I’m Not Coming Back”

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When superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson decided to retire at the age of 30, it created plenty of shockwaves throughout the league. At the time, many believed this was a knee-jerk reaction and that Johnson would eventually return to the game.

When asked about a potential return, Johnson immediately shut down any possibility of a return to the game he loves.

“I’m not coming back, man,” Johnson stated. “Look, man. I got stuff that’s going to hurt for the rest of my life. I got a finger that’s literally bone-on-bone. This bad boy, it gets smaller. The more and more I do, it grinds bone-on-bone.”

“Literally from last year, I went this year to get another X-ray and this is after I retired, I knew it was messed up but I didn’t know to what degree because it was hurt.”

Without Johnson, the Detroit Lions are currently in first place in the NFC North with a record of (9-5).

Source: ESPN


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Mark Gunnels is an NFL columnist for Football Insiders. He has several years of experience covering the NFL and NCAA football. He's the radio color commentator for Lincoln University football. Mark's work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports and Yard Barker.