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Jack Collison announces retirement


Midfielder currently playing for League One side Peterborough United

Jack Collison has announced his retirement from football after failing to recover from a serious knee injury a few years ago.

The midfielder, who is currently on Peterborough United‘s book from League One, picked up a serious knee injury when he was playing for West Ham United, and despite playing for several more years, he’s finally announced his retirement.

Collison made over 100 appearances for the Hammers, and even made a handful of caps for his country, before joining Posh back in 2015. He has gone on to play 12 games for the League One side, but has recently been coaching the club’s youths whilst taking his coaching badges.

Collison released a full statement on Peterborough‘s official website, and here is an extract.


“The nights I wake up in pain, or the mornings where I struggle to walk, will be a constant reminder I was lucky enough to play the game I love,” said Collison, capped 17 times by Wales.

“I still wake up some mornings feeling good and think ‘one more try’,” said Collison, who dislocated a kneecap while playing for the Hammers in 2009.

“But that would be unfair on myself, my fellow pros and my family. I want to bow out with some pride intact.”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt


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