Last night Bradford Bulls fans were rocked by the sudden news that Sam Scott was forced to retire due to injuries.
The former York and Halifax player had only joined the Bulls in 2022 but has been forced to retire becoming the second Bulls player to leave suddenly this off-season after new signing Dalton Desmond-Walker returned to Australia.
Speaking to the club website about his decision, Scott said:
“I have come to this decision on the back of what has been an ongoing issue, I thought it had been resolved with an operation, I have done everything I can the medical team have been brilliant but unfortunately all good things have got to come to an end and the wear and tear have got the better of me and there’s nothing I or anyone can do about it.
“To go on record, I would like to thank Bradford for the opportunity, I have not played as much as I would have liked but they have looked after me, I cannot fault the club at all. Any treatment or medical procedure has been done and part of my decision to retire now is to give a bit back to the club. I could have wasted a few months to see if it got better but that wasn’t in the best interests of myself or the club, I was open and honest and have come to this decision.
“I would like to thank all the clubs, staff and players I have played for and with. Having started out at Wakefield as a kid, Sheffield, Batley, York and then finally Bradford. I have had a decent career as a Championship player, played in two Championship finals, won one of them as well as having played at Wembley.
“Finally, I would like to thank my family. My mum and dad for ferrying me around to training and matches as a kid and my missus and our children for all their support.”