Brisbane Broncos star Jack Reed has this morning announced his retirement from the NRL.
The club confirmed the 28-year-old has been forced to hang up his boots due to injury.
“The Broncos’ centre has been forced to hang up the boots due to complications from a serious shoulder injury he suffered this year,” a statement posted on the clubs website reads.
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“Despite surgery and intensive rehabilitation attempts since then, it has become apparent that his shoulder will never recover sufficiently to enable him play rugby league again.”
— Brisbane Broncos (@brisbanebroncos) September 6, 2016
Reed has played 126 NRL games for the Broncos and five Tests for England.
“It is a disappointing end for Jack but he can be very proud of what he has been able to achieve in his six years at the Broncos,” chief executive Paul White said.
Social media has been inundated with posts since the announcement.
Sad about Jack Reed having to retire, top player ?
— Jonny Lee (@jonnylee6_9) September 6, 2016
Really disappointed to see Jack Reed retire. Would have loved to see him play in Super League next season.
— Matthew Shaw (@M_Shaw1) September 6, 2016
— Mitch Wood (@bornin1998) September 6, 2016
Good luck to Jack Reed
— The King. (@KingWallyy1) September 6, 2016
Jack Reed retires. Always a shame when someone's career is cut short. #NRL
— John Dean (@JohnDean_) September 6, 2016
Some players retire and you lament they never reached their potential. That's not the case with Jack Reed. Solid player who overachieved
— Chris Cox (@CyclingCoxy) September 6, 2016