Originally posted by sky sports
Wales and Cardiff Blues second row forward Craig Quinnell has announced his retirement from all forms of rugby due to a serious neck injury.
Quinnell was forced into the move after seeing a specialist this week, following an injury to discs in his neck he suffered against Glasgow two weeks ago.
"Obviously I'm really disappointed I'm never going to play again whether professionally or even a fun game," the 30-year-old Quinnell said. "The consultant has told me I could be one hit away from a wheelchair.
"That really hits home how lucky I have been, to hopefully be able to continue to play other sports, such as golf and squash, as well as lead a normal life.
"I'd like to thank everybody who has been involved with me in my career ranging from Mike Bieri the kit man, to people like Graham Henry (former Wales coach) and Dai Young (current Cardiff boss), to the numerous players I've played with and the coaches I've played under.
"I'd like also to thank all the Blues faithful who have cheered me on as well as thanking all the opposition fans who have booed and heckled and driven me forward over the years."
The son of Wales great Derek and brother of fellow Wales international Scott Quinnell, Craig was capped 32 times for his country. He started his career with Llanelli and also played for English clubs Richmond, Saracens and Worcester, as well as two stints for Cardiff.
Well, there go all the pie sales for the Blues away games.