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Toronto Argonauts running back retires due to serious injury

Toronto Argonauts running back Chad Kackert runs the ball during third quarter CFL Grey Cup action against the Calgary Stampeders in Toronto on Sunday, November 25, 2012. Kackert has retired and will become the Argos' new strength and conditioning coach.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
June 01, 2014 - 4:49 AM

TORONTO - Toronto Argonauts star running back Chad Kackert has retired.

The team says Kackert will be its new strength and conditioning coach.

Kackert, the 2012 Grey Cup MVP, suffered a broken ankle late last season.

Argos coach Scott Milanovich says it became clear to the Argos and Kackert "that his leg injury would prevent him from competing at a high level."

"We believe his experience will be valuable to our players in helping them prepare themselves physically each week," Milanovich said in a statement.

The Argonauts open training camp today.

In three seasons, Kackert recorded 228 carries for 1,467 yards with 12 touchdowns, along with 50 catches for 454 yards and two touchdowns.

"It remains my primary goal to do my part in helping to get Toronto back to the Grey Cup," said Kackert. "Because I've suffered a serious injury, my part will not be played directly on the field but as a strength and conditioning coach."

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