Karren Brady comments on Jack Collison’s decision to retire

The former West Ham United midfielder recently decided to call it a day.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has suggested in her football diary in The Sun that Jack Collison will be able to cope with early retirement.

Earlier this month, Collison announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 27. The former West Ham midfielder had to call it a day due to persistent knee problems.

Brady has spoken highly of the former Wales international and has backed him to get on with life just fine.

“When your playing career is snuffed out by injury, what do you do?” the 46-year-old wrote in her football diary in The Sun (Saturday, February 13 entry).

“Some footballers feel sorry for themselves, moan and get fat. Others, like Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, make the best of circumstances. I think Jack Collison will simply get on with it.”

“Today, announcing his retirement, his friends at Upton Park wish him well,” added Brady.

Collision started his professional club football career at West Ham and played for the London outfit until 2014.

The Welshman signed a short-term contract with Ipswich Town in 2014, but he failed to make an appearance. The 27-year-old signed a one-year deal with Peterborough United in the summer of 2015.

It must be really hard for someone as young as Collison to stop doing what he loves the most.

One cannot help but wonder what the former Wales international could have achieved had he had not injury problems given the undeniable talent that he has…

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