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Injury Forces Bridge Retirement

It's being reported that former England left back Wayne Bridge has now hung up his boots following a troublesome knee injury.

Sky Sports are reporting that the 33 year old former winner of the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup in his career has now admitted defeat in his battle to return to fitness following an operation back in November that has seem him spend five months out of the game.

The player has said.

'After an operation on my knee in November 2013, I've been struggling to train and play without constant pain. I've been advised that me knee needs medium to long term rest. On this advice, and following discussions, I've made the reluctant decision to retire.'

Bridge goes on to say that his single proudest moment in the game was representing England.

Reading manager Nigel Adkins said of his player.

'Wayne is a top player whose season was sadly hampered by injury but he's worked ever so hard. I would like to place on record my thanks to Wayne for his efforts and contribution to the cause.'

Bridge won 33 caps for England between 2002 and 2009, taking part in two World Cups in that time before his controversial international retirement back in February 2010.

His club playing career spanning Southampton, Chelsea, Fulham, Manchester City, West Ham, Sunderland, Brighton and finally Reading reads as 428 starts with a further 39 from the bench. In that time he scored nine goals across all competitions.

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Date:Tuesday May 6 2014

Time: 9:13PM

 

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