Rugby star Luke Fitzgerald, announced today that he is retiring from the game due to a neck injury.
The Ireland and Leinster player didn’t play in the Ireland team’s recent South Africa tour because of a knee problem. Now, due to further injury blows the 28-year-old has been advised by medical professionals not to return to rugby.
Speaking to Leinster Rugby, Luke said, “I’ve had a wonderful rugby career which makes it easy for me to move on to the next stage of my life.
“It’s been an amazing journey in which I got to experience the highs and lows that come with professional sport and I have learned a huge amount from each experience. I’m now building on that foundation through completing my business degree.”
Luke made his rugby debut with Leinster in 2006 and has had a successful sporting life since.
He’s played professionally with the Leinster, Ireland, and British and Irish Lions teams over the course of his career.
“I’m very thankful for the opportunities I have had, the people with whom i’ve worked and the lifelong friends I have made.
“It’s been an honour and a privilege to represent my province, my country and the British and Irish Lions during my career and I’m glad to finish my career as a ‘one club man.’
“Lastly, i’d like to wish everyone in Leinster and Irish rugby the best for the future and I look forward to taking my place in the stand supporting everyone in the future,” he said.
We wish him all the best in his future career.