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14 Jul 2010 12:32:34

Hinshelwood calls time on career

Wycombe defender Adam Hinshelwood has been forced to retire from football due to serious knee problems.The 26-year-old was advised to call time on his playing career following exploratory surgery on his right knee on Wednesday.Hinshelwood told Wycombe's official website: "I was hoping it was going to be a cartilage problem and I would be able to recover in time to run out on the first day of the season, but it was much more serious than that."The doctors recommended that I never play football at any level ever again. They said if I played in the future there would be a chance my knee could crumble and I wouldn't be able to walk again. It's really hard to take and I will miss the game, but I've got to look at the bigger picture."Wanderers boss Gary Waddock added: "Everyone at the club is gutted that Hinsh has had to retire. He was excellent for the club both on and off the pitch and he will be missed. I signed him when I was at Aldershot and again here because - when he was fit - he was one of the best centre-backs around."Hinshelwood joined Wycombe from Aldershot in January, scoring once in 13 appearances and taking the captain's armband on occasions. He previously played for Brighton and received an England Under-21s call-up in October 2004, but he ruptured his anterior crucial ligament the following year to set in motion a succession of knee problems.


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