Super League playmaker forced to retire due to concussion problem

Blake Wallace has announced his retirement from rugby league.

The halfback has played just three times with the Leigh Centurions in 2021 after spending four seasons with Canadian side Toronto Wolfpack.

Wallace took to Instagram to reveal the news.

“When I was a kid all I ever wanted was to play professional Rugby League. In doing so it’s allowed me to travel to different parts of the world over the last 5 years fulfilling that dream. It’s a journey that’s uniquely my own and it’s something I’ll be forever grateful for,” Wallace said.

“Unfortunately injuries come with playing the game and earlier this year I suffered a concussion. The issues and symptoms I’ve had since that concussion have gotten to the point where I can no longer continue to play the game I love. After speaking with the medical professionals they’ve made the decision to medically retire me. At the end of the day as much as I’d love to continue playing, my health comes first.

“To everyone from the @leighcenturionsrlfc and @torontowolfpackofficial thank you for everything you’ve done for me over the last 5 years. It’s been one hell of a ride and I’ve loved every minute of it! I’ve gained some mates for life at both clubs and I wouldn’t change a thing.

“Finally to my wife and parents. @keli.erin you’ve had my back and supported me ever since we met. I’m grateful I’ve had you by my side especially over the last 16 months. To my mum and dad, I can’t thank you guys enough. You believed in me when not many did. I guess all those arvos down Reed Park paid off.

“Now it’s time for the next chapter and next set of goals!

Mav ✌🏼”

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