Former Steelers RB Isaac Redman Done With Football Due To Spinal Cord Injury

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman announced Friday on Twitter that his NFL career is over after suffering a neck injury last season.

Redman said that after he was released by the Steelers early last season he flew out to California to get checked by the same doctor that operated on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and that he was told that he suffered an injury to his spinal cord after two MRI’s and a cat scan were performed. Because of that injury, Redman said that he has had to turn down offers from other teams that have contacted him about potentially playing.

It’s only speculation, but Redman may have suffered the original injury during a hit by former Steelers linebacker Larry Foote during a mid-August practice. Redman also suffered another injury during the opening kickoff in the Week 2 game last season against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The former undrafted free agent played a total of seven snaps the next week against the Chicago Bears and was then released in October by the Steelers.

Redman ended his short statement by thanking everyone that supported throughout his career.

During his career with the Steelers, Redman rushed for 1,148 yards and five touchdowns on 282 regular season carries. He also caught 50 passes for another 408 yards and two scores.

I am, I'm me. 40 something, retired and a life long Steelers fan.
  • Jacque Strappe

    Dang. Good luck with a healthy life going forward. Red zone Redman

  • cencalsteeler

    What a bummer. Hate to hear something like that. I always thought Redman could be a great short yardage back, but his talent was hidden behind a mediocre line at Pitt.

  • Ben Saluri

    He was the king of the “camp darlings”.

  • http://thereactionblog.com Michael Stickings

    That’s really too bad. It didn’t work out with the Steelers, for a variety of reasons, but I always liked the guy and wish him nothing but the best.

  • frednash

    Wish you the best

    You sure had a lot of fans here!

    I being one of them

    Thanks Sir Isaac

  • bustedknuckles

    Blessings and love to you ike. P.G. county loves you. You made us proud.

  • AzheDraven

    There goes our superbowl chances.
    But, its sad to see him forced to sit and never play again because of that injury, I kinda liked him. Hope the best for him

  • Steve

    Life in the NFL is short for most Running backs. Good luck Isaac!

  • Eric MacLaurin

    You have to be happy for anyone smart & strong enough to stop before it get’s a lot worse. A bad neck means everything below it goes quickly as you age.

  • Aric Brown

    Ill always remember that touchdown against the Ravens

  • Ken

    Good luck Issac, loved your “Steeler style” of running

  • Pitfan0513

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and the best of luck in your next journey Life has to offer!

  • Douglas Andrews

    Good luck to you Ike thanks for your work with the Black and Gold. You made the right decision enjoy your life and health.

  • Mark

    Total bummer. Solid football player. Hopefully he stays in the game on another level.

  • whisn

    Better luck in the future Isaac, you had some great games for the black n gold.

  • treeher

    Sorry for this to happen. I hope you had insurance for this since it is career ending.

  • walter mason

    You were one of my favorite players Redzone Redman. You will be missed. Wish you well.