Wexford footballer Graeme Molloy has been forced to call a day on his inter-county career due to a knee injury.
Molloy, who mainly played full-back for his county, made his Championship debut in 2009.
Sad news as Graeme Molloy forced to hang up his boots https://t.co/OfxN2xyUz6
— Wexford GAA (@OfficialWexGAA) January 25, 2016
Molloy told the Wexford People that he has no cartilage remaining in his left knee.
I will not be lining out for my county again. I visited the surgeons last week. They told me there is nothing more they can do. I've no cartilage left in the knee, it's simply bone-on-bone.
There's no way the knee could hold up to the intense training to compete at the top level of football.
It's been forced on me. It's not a decision I wanted to make.
News of Molloy's retirement has been met with tributes from Andrew Shore and Matty Forde.
— Andrew Shore (@andrewshore90) January 25, 2016
Awful pity Graeme Molloy won't get to wear a purple and gold jersey again due to injury,great leader and an even better man #bigloss
— Matty Forde (@MattyForde15) January 25, 2016
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