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Way calls time on playing career
Published : 04 Feb 2010 18:59:16
Yeovil midfielder Darren Way has retired from playing after failing to fully recover from injuries sustained in a car crash over a year ago.Way, who played 274 games for the Glovers during three spells at the club, suffered a broken left femur and a broken and dislocated left hip in an accident in December 2008 and has been unable to make a return to full fitness.The 30-year-old will now take up a role within the club's technical coaching staff.Speaking at a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Way said: "It's been a long process since the day of the accident. I've been through a lot - nine operations, the trauma and a lot of medication - not to mention the mental and physical aspect."It's very disappointing that I can't play for the gaffer (Terry Skiverton) and give him 110% but I'll be giving him everything in my role on the technical coaching side of things. I can't thank the club enough for what they've done for me. The club and the PFA have worked so hard to get the situation resolved."Chief executive Martyn Starnes added: "Darren has iconic status at the club. What happened was devastating to him and his family and we have tried to support him as much as we could. We think he still has a future at the club in a technical coaching role and he will assist in the matchday preparations."