Udeze ends comeback try

Updated: July 30, 2009, 8:35 PM ET
Associated Press

MANKATO, Minn. -- Kenechi Udeze's comeback from leukemia served as an inspiration to his Minnesota Vikings teammates.

The announcement of his retirement will not diminish that.

Udeze retired on Thursday, saying his leukemia is still in remission but the side effects from the treatments for the disease were making it too difficult to continue the rigors of life in the NFL.

"I would like to thank the Wilf family and the Minnesota Vikings organization for their support," Udeze said ...

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