Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Robert Windsor announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday night.
After missing the entire 2021 season due to surgery, Windsor is calling it a career after just two seasons in the NFL.
— Robert Windsor (@RobertWindsor54) April 7, 2022
“9 months ago, I had 2 major surgeries-one on my hip and one on my groin. Both were extensive, and the recovery process has been an arduous one. After months and months of rehabbing, I’m still not where I need to be to compete on the football field. I have been playing football for 17 years. Up
until this point, football has been my identity and how I receive my self-worth. With that being said, this has been one of my most challenging years yet. If I’ve learned anything from football, it is that pain ultimately leads to growth. This pain has forced me to look within myself and find out who I am without the game I have loved and played my whole life. I am eternally grateful for everything football has given me, and for those who have helped me grow along the way. I want to thank the Colts organization for taking a chance on me in the 2020 draft. I wish I still had more to give to the game that has given me so much, but sadly things
don’t last forever and my time to retire has come. I am entering this next phase of life with gratitude and ready to start my journey to self-discovery and healing.”
Windsor was a sixth-round pick with the Colts during the 2020 NFL draft out of Penn State. He appeared in two games while playing nine snaps on the defensive side of the ball during his rookie season.
Windsor then was placed on the injured reserve list due to a hip injury before the final roster cuts were made.