Minnesota DE retires due to neck injury

Minnesota redshirt freshman defensive end Alex Reigelsperger announced Tuesday evening he is retiring from football due to a “very serious neck injury and concussion” he sustained during spring scrimmages in April.Reigelsperger, a three-star recruit in the 2018 class, wrote on Twitter that he spent four days in the hospital after the injury.”I am thankful that my injury was not as bad as what it could have been and I’m very grateful to be healthy,” he wrote. “After my injury I spent a lot of time thinking and talking to myself before coming to a decision to step away from the game of football and to medically retire.”… I understood the consequences of furthering my athletic career if I choose to do so and they were dangerous for what I want in life.”