New York Giants quarterback Jacoby Grissom is retiring after three years with the team after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a source told ESPN.
Grissom suffered the disease in the preseason.
He missed the final three games of the season with a sprained right ankle and missed the first three games this year with an ankle injury.
He was cleared to return to practice this week and is expected to be cleared for the team’s Sept. 11 opener against the New York Patriots.
The decision came after the Giants conducted a physical and the club released a statement saying Grisso has decided to end his playing career.
He has not been reinstated from the team.
The Giants released a video of Grissot saying he felt the need to take a stand and said he wants to give back to the game of football.
Grissomo was signed to a five-year, $65 million contract extension in November.
Grimes, 25, made 32 starts and threw for 3,976 yards and 24 touchdowns.
He led the Giants to a 10-6 record and a playoff berth in the first half of the year.
He suffered a knee injury in Week 6.