Cougar hoss hangs up his cleats due to health
Valenzuela, who would have been a third year sophomore this season, suffered concussion-like symptoms on two occasions last year and three all told in his two years at WSU, and he has not fully recovered from his last concussion. He was being held out this spring.
Additional sources told CF.C that doctors advised Valenzuela his recovery time on his last concussion would be lengthy, perhaps requiring him to sit out a full year, and strongly advised him to consider no longer playing rather than risk his long-term health. After consideration, Valenzuela made the decision to retire.
Valenzuela will remain at Washington State to pursue his degree.
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