08-Feb-2018 12:59:27 | The Guardian
Striker who played for Hull in 2014 FA Cup final is retiring aged 31 because of an achilles injury sustained at Nottingham Forest
There were times over the past three years when Matty Fryatt felt “like a car on the driveway, rusting away”. Out of sight and out of mind, Fryatt talks about being “lost and forgotten” at Nottingham Forest, where he battled to overcome an achilles injury that led to three operations and plenty of soul-searching as he kept asking himself when he would ever get the chance to return to the pitch. The answer, Fryatt decided this week, is never.
After travelling all over Europe in search of a cure, undergoing surgery that he regrets, fighting back tears on the training ground and feeling embarrassed that he was simply unable to run, Fryatt has come to the conclusion that enough is enough and used this interview to announce his retirement from professional football at the age of 31.
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At Forest it was like I was a car on the driveway, rusting away and they thought: ‘Just leave it, we’ll get a new car’