Villa Striker Set To Retire?
According to reports today, 33-year-old Chris Sutton could be set to retire following yes another injury problem, this time in his eye.
The former Celtic and Blackburn striker's contract runs out at the end of the season and he has indicated before he'll walk away if he can't maintain his fitness.
Martin O'Neill explained: “Sutton is seeing a specialist again but his progress has been slow, very slow. Since the Manchester United game his eyesight is still blurred and they think it will take time, just to heal naturally. He said to me if his other eye was like that he’d be in a spot of bother. It does sound like the Paul Scholes situation. He’s been a big miss for us.'
Adding: “He wants to come back and do some light training, to keep his fitness up, but non-contact. He certainly wouldn’t be able to drive at the moment.”
Lets hope first and foremost his eye problem settles, football is a secondary consideration to health. Good luck Chris!