An ankle injury has forced Wayne Bridge on only making a few limited numbers of appearances in this recently concluded season for Reading. This physical problem has already made him miss out from a series of matches back when he played with Manchester City, West Ham and Sunderland.
Bridge underwent a surgery in November for which he was hoping that it could help him avoid picking up any more injuries but things have not gone the way that he predicted it.
“After an operation on my knee in November 2013, I’ve been struggling to train and play without constant pain. I’ve been advised by my specialist that my knee needs medium to long-term rest. On this advice, and following discussions with close friends and family, I’ve made the reluctant decision to retire.
“Representing my country was my proudest moment. I’ve had a great career and I look forward to my next chapter.” Bridge said.
Bridge continued on picking up injuries throughout his career despite having completed his recovery from the surgery he sustained and ultimately, he decided to hang up his boots and retire from football.
Bridge’s retirement was announced by his management company Icon Sports, which stated on Twitter: “Wayne Bridge has announced his retirement from football in a career in which he managed to win a Premier League Cup, FA Cup, league cup and earned 36 England Caps. From all at Icon, we wish him very happy retirement.’’
Reading will also see Kaspars Gorkss and Mijele Leigertwood leaving the club as their contracts are close to expiring and there are no intentions