NORFOLK, Va. — Next month will mark the day Norfolk native and NFL All-Pro Kam Chancellor announced he was done with football due to a neck injury. The former Seattle Seahawk was in town for his high school teammate at Maury, LaRoy Reynolds football camp. Physically the 31 year old says he is fine, but did admit there have been moments of numbness in his hands since he suffered the injury during Week 10 of the 2017 season. The Super Bowl champion would announce through his twitter account it was time to leave the game. "I chose to stop playing the game because I love myself", he said on Saturday. Love the people that love me and I just want to be able to walk away from the game without being in a wheelchair or paralysis so I just had to make a decision whether to keep going or not. The game has been good to me. God has been good to me. I thought that God had something even more special from here on out."
Chancellor ended his career after 8 seasons in the NFL in which he was an All-Pro 4 times. His concern for his long term health was paramount. "God gave me a sign. I lost feeling on the play and came back, but I had to get an MRI. I'd seen what was going on in my neck. Something I'd never seen before and knew that was going on in my neck. It was a scary feeling because it was something I had never felt before." Chancellor felt he couldn't take any more chances. "After this game is over, how are you going to feel? Are you going to be able to live a healthy life so it kind of brought everything into perspective."