Christian Ribeiro: ‘I was told to stop or I wouldn’t be walking in my 30s’

28 March 2018 09:30
The midfielder, who counted Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey among his Wales team-mates, is rebuilding his life after being forced into retirement at Oxford by a knee injuryChristian Ribeiro remembers the phone call from the Oxford United physiotherapist as he navigated the snaking country lanes back towards the city. He describes the surreal moment, the rattle of his ringtone and the conversation during which Andrew Proctor relayed the message from the consultant that ended Ribeiro’s career at the age of 27.“Before he had even said it, I knew what he was going to say because the things he was listing off were serious, they were not little niggles, these were serious problems,” Ribeiro says of his knee injury. Related: Doncaster’s Matty Blair: ‘I’m privileged to have had my brother in my life for 28 years’ Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian