Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Sad sad news - David Barnes to retire!

Bath’s David Barnes has been advised to quit rather than run the risk of a possible catastrophic injury, six months after another leading prop, Phil Vickery, was forced to retire on medical grounds, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.

Barnes, 34, who has been suffering from numbness, pins and needles as well as constant weakness in his left side, had been considering playing for several more years yet will retire immediately after having the stark consequences spelt out for him by a leading Bristol neurosurgeon, David Sandeman.

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