Gordon may not play again

Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon has admitted a knee problem may force him to retire and is looking at coaching.

Last Updated: 11/02/13 at 10:59 Post Comment

Craig Gordon: Helping out at Dumbarton

Craig Gordon: Helping out at Dumbarton

Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon has admitted a knee problem may force him to retire.

The 30-year-old is without a club after leaving Sunderland at the end of last season.

Two broken arms and the knee injury undermined his latter years on Wearside and the ongoing problem with his leg has meant he has been without a club this season.

The former Hearts player was among Dumbarton manager Ian Murray's backroom team on Saturday after taking up an offer to help out on an informal basis and he admits coaching could be his future.

Gordon told Dumbarton's website: "It's very unlikely I will be playing again this season. In fact I'm not sure if I'll play again, so I'm looking to get into coaching as I want to remain in the game.

"I'm not ruling out playing again, but I need to get things in place if the news is not good in that respect."

He added in a number of national newspapers: "I've had a couple of surgeries on it, but it's definitely not back to 100 per cent yet.

"Hopefully I can get back to playing with a bit of pain. It's about getting to a stage where I can get what I need to out of the knee.

"That's part of the reason I wanted to go into coaching, you don't know when the end might come for playing.

"I'm certainly not ready to throw in the towel just yet but it's been a long time and I don't know where I'll be going in the future."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

eak points? Play like Villa should work easily enough.

plughead80
Ludogorets target 'weaknesses'

T

hose tight polo shirts he's been wearing on the touchline this season make him look like a lady on a golfing holiday.

walter white
Football Managers On TV: Neil Warnock

A

s a great man once said: Nothing ever changes by staying the same.

walter white
Just Put Him Out Of His Misery...

Footer 365

Premier League: West Ham come from behind twice at Hull City to earn 2-2 draw

West Ham twice came from behind to earn a battling 2-2 draw with Hull City in an entertaining clash at the KC Stadium.

Champions League: Martin Skrtel won't play for Liverpool against Ludogorets

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed defender Martin Skrtel will not be risked in Liverpool's return to the Champions League.

Champions League: Arsenal face defensive crisis for Borussia Dortmund trip

Arsenal are facing a defensive crisis ahead of their Champions League opener against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

Mail Box

Woke Up This Morning Feeling Fine...

Man United fans are a more than a tad excited, Liverpool fans are a little depressed and we have mails on Mesut Ozil, Newcastle, Aston Villa and lots more...

Fixing The Mess At Old Trafford

Plenty of conclusions on United's win over QPR and their missing link(s), more Ozil frustration, how Liverpool are like lasagne, as well as a word on Diego Costa's temperament...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property