Entertainment TV 'Bachelorette' 's Clay Harbor Says He's Fully Recovered After Football Injury Forced Him to Exit Clay Harbor made the tough decision to leave the show after a doctor told him he needed surgery on his wrist By Jodi Guglielmi Jodi Guglielmi Instagram Twitter Writer-Reporter, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 12, 2018 04:55 PM Share Tweet Pin Email The Bachelorette contestant Clay Harbor’s wrist — and heart — is on the mend. Harbor addressed his emotional exit on Monday night’s episode of The Bachelorette after injuring his wrist during a group-date football game. The NFL player says he has no regrets about joining the show to compete for Becca Kufrin‘s heart. “I want to thank everyone for the love and support! Definitely the hardest decision I’ve ever made but I believe everything happens for a reason,” he tweeted. “I am working hard to get back on the field and turn this negative into a positive.” After thanking the show for an “amazing experience,” Harbour joked he would “gladly give his wrist for a chance at love.” Harbor made the tough decision to leave the show after a doctor told him he needed surgery on his wrist. Download our Bachelorette bracket PDF now to play along with Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette, which premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The professional football player said his wrist has since healed and he’s ready to hit the field. Paul Hebert/ABC Becca Kufrin Explains Her Frustration Over Colton’s Past with Tia: ‘Can I Trust Him?’ “The show was filmed months ago and after a tough rehab I am finally ready to play some football,” he tweeted. “I look forward to finding a team and seeing you all on NFL Sunday’s. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers!” Harbor previously played for the New Orleans Saints but is currently a free agent. Paul Hebert/ABC RELATED VIDEO: Corinne Olympios Thinks Jordan Is ‘Trying to Be Like Me’, Warns Him: ‘You Can’t Do Corinne!’ During his emotional exit, Harbor explained to Kufrin that he couldn’t risk sacrificing his job, which allows him to support his family. “I’m really going to miss Clay,” Kufrin said after kissing him goodbye on the show. “I gave him the rose last night for a reason. We were finally getting somewhere. Watching him walk away — it’s just not easy.” The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.