ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Although it is still not yet official, Broncos Update has confirmed that Terrell Davis, the most prolific running back to ever don a Denver Broncos' uniform, will be placed on Injured Reserve, virtually ending the thirty-nine year olds NFL career.
Davis met with head coach Mike Shanahan after Saturday's walk through at Invesco Field, and the two discussed the best direction to take following Davis most recent injury setback. Shanahan advised Davis to take some time and mull over his decision, but Davis apparently had already come to a decision, and called the head coach a few hours later at his home to tell him of his decision.
While neither side is officially calling this retirement, the layoff of another year will be hard for Davis to overcome.
"It's tough because I know I still have a lot of football in me," Davis told reporters. "But I know that my body is not going to allow me to perform at the level I want to play. Unless some new technology comes along real soon, there's a good chance I'll never see the field again."
Beginning with a torn ACL in 1999, Davis has been marred with one set back after another, culminating last week against the Chicago Bears when he removed himself from the lineup after his left knee began swelling during pregame warm-ups.
At Davis request, the announcement will become effective after Monday night's contest against the San Francisco 49ers, giving the former MVP one last opportunity to walk through the players tunnel in full uniform, as a member of the Denver Broncos.
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