"A lot is running through my mind including retirement."
Seattle Seahawks safety Early Thomas broke a bone in his leg during the first half of last night's win over the Panthers and is now contemplating retirement. He sent out the following tweets after being carted off the field.
This game has been so good to me no regrets.. A lot is running through my mind including retirement thanks for all the prayers.— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) December 5, 2016
Kam you owe me a steak . Haha— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) December 5, 2016
The 27-year old safety missed the first game of his career last weekend against the Bucs, snapping his streak of 106 consecutive starts. He'll obviously miss the rest of the season due to last night's injury, but his teammates are hopeful that his retirement talk is just a result of his emotions running high after the devastating news.
Kam Chancellor had this to say about Thomas' tweets after the game:
"When you get injured, it becomes very emotional," he said. "Sometimes you say things you might not mean. Sometimes you say things you might mean. It’s one of those things you just have to let him sit back and breathe, let him sit back and go through the process. People are going to take it how they’re going to take it. At the end of the day, he’s going to make the decision he wants to make; but right now, it’s an emotional battle at this moment."
Richard Sherman on Earl Thomas’ retirement tweet: "I think all of us consider retirement just about every game…"— Stephen Cohen (@scohenPI) December 5, 2016