Portsmouth defender Linvoy Primus has retired from the game after being told he could suffer pain in his troublesome knee for the rest of his life.
The 36-year old has hardly played in the past three seasons as he battled knee problems and has decided that his time in the game is up.
"It's a decision I knew I had to take. I had an operation in September and knew I probably wouldn't play again this season. I'm 36 now, so time was running out," Primus said.
"I'd rather have a good knee for the rest of my life than try to play on and make the knee worse. I've not played a full 90 minutes for Portsmouth for two and a half years so I have to look at the long-term picture and I don't want to risk any permanent damage.
"I want to be able to wake up and feel comfortable and not in pain."
Primus played over 200 matches for Portsmouth and also spent about four seasons with Barnet after beginning his career with Charlton Athletic in 1992. He also enjoyed a stint with Reading 1997-200 and returned to Charlton in 2008 on loan from Portsmouth.