Ezequiel Garay announced his retirement as a professional player: “I have been fighting against pain for three years in silence”


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Ezequiel Garay announced his retirement as a professional player: "I have been fighting against pain for three years in silence"

Argentine Ezequiel Garay announced his retirement as a professional soccer player. At 34, the center-back published a letter in which he emphasized that the reason he was fired has to do with injuries and pain that he can no longer take.

“For three years, I have been in silence (together with a medical team) fighting and trying to find a solution to a problem that appeared unexpectedly,” he explains. And it details: “Very strong pains that prevented me from even walking at times. Repeated infiltrations to compete at the highest level. But I only had one goal: to enjoy my passion, compete and bring joy to a whole hobby. “

In 2020, Garay suffered a cruciate ligament injury in his right knee and after recovering he ended his contract with Valencia. “I managed to recover to the point of negotiating with several clubs for my return. But I can’t, I feel like I would be deceiving that club, the fans and myself, “he says in the letter.

Garay then thanks the clubs for which the Argentina Selection, with whom he reached the World Cup final in 2014.


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