Back Problems Forced Jeff Foster to Retire

by March 22, 2012

After 13 years with the Indiana Pacers, Jeff Foster walked away from the game due to chronic back pain. From the Indy Star: “It’s with deep regret that I to conclude my basketball career,’ Foster said in a statement released from the team. ‘I’ve given my all to the Pacers and community the last 13 years. I had hoped to be able to finish the season, but unfortunately my back problems prevented from occurring. I want to thank the Simon family and the Pacers’ organization for 13 memorable years.’ Foster’s blue-collar style of play allowed him to last 13 years in the NBA. He knew how to get under the opponent’s skin because he never stopped playing until the whistle blew. Foster only played in 11 games this season. He re-injured his back during the Pacers’ morning shootaround in New Orleans on Feb. 21.”