Remember Jermaine Jenas? Well, he has finally announced his retirement from football.
It has been almost two years since the former England international last played professional football, and today he officially conceded defeat in his struggle against the troublesome knee injury.
The 32-year-old last played for QPR and ruptured his cruciate ligament during a training session in April 2014. He started his career at Nottingham Forest and played for the likes of Newcastle United and Tottenham before finally landing with the Rangers.
“I have officially retired. I tried my best to come back from the knee injury but unfortunately that is the end of my career,” the midfielder told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
He was already a forgotten man and his announcement took many football fans by surprise.
I thought Jermaine Jenas retired in 2014…?
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) January 7, 2016
— HalfAGoal (@Half_A_Goal) January 7, 2016
Jermaine Jenas wasn’t already retired??
— Storm (@storm_gregory) January 7, 2016
I thought Jermaine Jenas retired about 5 years ago!??
— andy jones (@SalfordGIFO) January 7, 2016
Umm, ok then… Jenas announces football retirement https://t.co/FDFZxrskUe
— Him in the Corner (@Nick_Coombes) January 7, 2016
Thought Jermaine Jenas had retired ages ago, not gonna lie
— Sam Spivey (@SamtSpivey) January 7, 2016
I’m confused I thought Jermaine Jenas retired years ago?
— Mocky (@M0CKY92) January 7, 2016
Along with Jermaine Jenas I officially announce my retirement from professional football
— Feraz Mustafa (@ferazmustafa) January 7, 2016
pissing myself at how Jermaine Jenas was technically still playing football
— han joelo (@Fandanjoe) January 7, 2016
BREAKING: Jermaine Jenas has announced his retirement… pic.twitter.com/yVbh9gcRpo
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) January 7, 2016