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Super League forward forced to retire at young age

At the age of just 28 former Hull KR prop Tom Garratt has retired from rugby league.

A former Dewsbury Rams prop, he had his big Super League chance at Hull KR but injuries got in the way including a number of concussions that left him struggling.

He was subsequently released by mutual consent by Hull KR as he looked to recover from the injuries.

However, as he tried to get his body up to speed to return to the rugby field, the neck injury he sustained has been irritated.

Thus,  he has made the tough call to retire at such a young age.

He explained why on Instagram: “After a lot of consideration, I have decided to retire from rugby. Even though I have improved a hell of a lot and I had the opportunity to carry on, any serious training seems to irritate the neck injury.

“I don’t want to find out what happens if I re-injure myself and I certainly don’t want to put my family through it.

“I’ve found out the hard way that we have nothing without our health and my health affects more people than just me.

“I’ve been a Siddal boy, a Siddal man, an Axeman, a Ram and a Robin. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who played a part. None more so than my mum, my dad my partner and my family.

“It’s been a hell of a ride. Off to see what these dad bods are like.”

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