Andrew Luck takes out a full-page ad in Indianapolis paper to thank fans one last time

(CNN)Andrew Luck is retiring from football, but he couldn’t leave the Indianapolis Colts without bidding the fans a proper farewell. “I’m proud to be a Midwesterner, a Hoosier, and a Colt.” His decision came after a four-year cycle of “injury, pain, rehab,” he told reporters last week. Luck, a first pick in the 2012 draft and four-time Pro Bowl QB, said the “unceasing” pain forced him out of the game. News of his retirement spread last week while he sat on the sidelines of a preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Fans booed him off the field. But the Colts got to work, and within one day of Luck’s announcement, the team announced they’d selected backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett as …