Published: 09/12/2017 13:46 - Updated: 09/12/2017 13:51

Neck injury forces Morris to retire

 

Andy Morris claims a line-out throw in the Greens’ home match versus Strathmore last season. Picture: www.jamesgunn.co.uk
Andy Morris claims a line-out throw in the Greens’ home match versus Strathmore last season. Picture: www.jamesgunn.co.uk

 

LEADING Caithness cap holder Andy Morris has played his last game for the club, it was confirmed earlier this week.

A neck injury has forced the ultra-durable lock forward to call it a day after a 22-year career which has seen him have two stints as captain.

Coach Tom McGee told the players of the development after their training session in Halkirk on Tuesday evening.

McGee said: “Andy has had to retire immediately because of a neck injury which he sustained in our cup match away to Strathmore at the start of September.

"He has seen a specialist about a neck disc bulge and the advice he was given was to stop playing immediately.

"He’s obviously pretty gutted about the news as he wanted to see out this season and hopefully end it with an appearance for us at Murrayfield in the cup.”

Morris, who helps run the family farm at Olrig Mains, near Castletown, played number eight for many years before establishing himself as a lock.

McGee said: “Andy will be a big miss on the park. After playing 360-odd games, he will go down very much in the legendary category and he deserves all the recognition he has been getting.”

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