Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah has announced he will retire, citing concern for his personal health among the reasons for his decision.
In an Instagram he posted on Monday, Abdullah wrote that his choice to retire comes after sustaining the fifth concussion of his career during the 2015 season.
“There are numerous deciding factors in my decision, with personal health being foremost,” Abdullah wrote. “Sitting for five weeks last year after suffering the fifth concussion of my career, I had a lot to contemplate. My goals moving forward are to be of benefit to my family, my community, my country and hopefully the world. Having a sound mind will be vital in accomplishing these goals.”
Abdullah signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2008, and played four seasons in Minnesota before signing with the Chiefs. In seven professional seasons, the 30-year-old safety logged 203 tackles in 97 games with six interceptions and two touchdowns.