Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Celtic's John Kennedy forced to call time on career

John Kennedy's battle to recover from his on-going knee problem came to an end yesterday when he reluctantly called time on playing.

The 26-year-old Celtic defender acted on medical advice to officially retire from the game.

Kennedy's injury woes dated back more than five years to his international debut for Scotland in a friendly against Romania at Hampden in March 2004, when he suffered a serious knee ligament injury following a reckless challenge by Romania striker Ionel Ganea.

“It is with great regret that I have made this decision,” Kennedy said.

“I have enjoyed my time with Celtic immensely and I would like to thank everyone at the club and all the Celtic fans for all the support and backing they have given me during my time.

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