June 1, 2014 7:01 am

Toronto Argonauts running back Chad Kackert retires due to injury

Toronto Argonauts running back Chad Kackert runs the ball against Calgary Stampeders defensive back Keon Raymond during the first quarter of the CFL Grey Cup Sunday November 25, 2012 in Toronto.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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