Sproles to retire after season

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles announced Sunday that the 2018 season will be his last in the NFL.

Sproles, who turned 35 last month, wrote in a blog post that he planned for 2017 to be his final campaign before he suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament and broken right arm in Week 3, ending his season.

?It?s something you don?t have any control over but I feel like I left a lot out there, and I couldn?t let my career end like that,? he wrote.

Despite the injuries as he heads into his 14th season, Sproles expects to still have his trademark explosiveness this year.

?I wondered if I was going to come back the same, if I would still have my quickness,? he wrote. ?That?s the main thing because I don?t want to go out there and start getting smacked. Once I started rehabbing and running again I could tell I was good for one more.?