Alex Rieder: Wasps back-row forward forced to retire through injury


Alex Rieder scores a try for Wasps

Alex Rieder suffered shoulder and knee accidents which kept him out for 19 months

Wasps support-row forward Alex Rieder has been forced to retire from legit rugby on scientific grounds.

The 28-year-outdated spent 19 months on the sidelines sooner than returning with a try in opposition to Saracens in the Premiership Rugby Cup in September.

However, Rieder is unable to continue playing and had an operation on his knee this week.

“I’m obviously gutted that I have to retire from playing the game I in fact love,” he toldthe club website online.

“Or no longer it has been a precise rollercoaster with hundreds of highs and lows all around the last few years.

“I would per chance well love to thank all and sundry at the club for their make stronger at some level of. I’ve made some unattainable lifelong guests and would per chance well additionally fair silent consistently support an realizing on the boys’ development in the prolonged escape.”

The aged Yorkshire Carnegie and Rotherham Titans player joined Wasps in 2015 and made a entire of 32 appearances for the club.

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