Cronulla player calls and end to his career saying he cannot put his body through it anymore.
Sharks winger Beau Ryan has called an end to his rugby league effective immediately saying he cannot continue with the neck injury that has plagued him for the past two seasons.
Fittingly the 29-year-old made the announcement on the NRL’s Footy Show, which has propelled him to a level of stardom off the field he has at times struggled to reach while on it.
“I’ve made the decision to retire affective immediately,” Ryan announced on the Footy Show.
Sad to announce my retirement from the game I love and has given me so much, my family comes first and is everything. #OnToTheNextChapter ❤️
— Beau Ryan (@therealbeauryan) June 5, 2014
Ryan last played in round 10, against his former club the Wests Tigers when the injury to his C-6 and C-7 vertebrae, which required off-season surgery resurfaced.
Ryan made his NRL debut for the Tigers back in 2007 where he spent six seasons before joining the Sharks in 2013.
The Illawarra product is now expected to focus on his television career with Channel 9 where he is a regular panelist on the NRL Footy Show.