Wisconsin Football: Jaden Gault Retiring Due To Blood Clots in Lungs


Report: Wisconsin football offensive lineman Jaden Gault will retire citing medical concerns

One of the most promising recruits of the past few years for the Wisconsin Badgers has decided to hang up the cleats after a medical scare. Jaden Gault, a class of 2014 recruit, announced Thursday doctors found blood clots in his lungs, and the issue would end his football career.

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Gault Tweeted the news Thursday:

"“Thank you for all the support my family and friends!” Gault tweeted Thursday afternoon. “The doctors found blood clots in each of my lungs… Very shocking news but I’m lucky the doctors found them as early as they did. I’m starting blood-thinners and I’m hopefully being discharged from the hospital soon.Unfortunately, this ends any chance of me returning to play football again. God has a different plan for me and I’m on to the next chapter of my life.”"

Gault was one of the top prospects for the Badgers in the recruiting class of 2014, and enrolled early at the school. He left the team while dealing with depression, but all indications were a return was planned at some point, although no timetable was ever released.

Gault, a four-star prospect out of Monona Grove, went through a lot in his early time at Wisconsin. He dealt with the loss of both his grandfather and his uncle in a matter of days, and worked through depression, entering a treatment facility at one time.

The in-state recruit never made it onto the field for the Badgers, but Wisconsin will surely miss his potential, and we all wish for nothing but the best for the young man as he deals with a serious medical issue.

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