Scotland forward David Denton retires following concussion


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Scotland ahead David Denton has been forced to retire from rugby on doctors’ recommendation.
The 29-year-old has been advised to stop following a concussion he sustained playing Leicester Tigers in October.
“Obviously, it’s devastating my career is ending,” Denton told the Scottish Rugby Union site.
Scotland trainer Gregor Townsend stated:”We’re going to miss with Scotland.”
Zimbabwe-born Denton was restricted 42 times for Scotland, which makes the transfer before spells at Bath and Worcester Warriors prior last year.
He had not played since suffering the injury from Northampton 11 weeks ago.
“My reaction at the time my neurologist explained it was no more a great idea to play with rugby to be fair was a bit of relief,” said Denton.
“This was building up within me four to five months.
“I understood there was a very strong chance this moment [having to retire] was coming.
“By the time I got into it, I had been through all of the emotional highs and lows, so I was ready for it.”
Scotland head coach Townsend said it”seems to be the perfect decision to retire”.
He said:”We were hoping taking some time from the game would suggest that he would be available for choice in our World Cup training group and if that didn’t occur, we were hopeful he’d be back for next season, but that’s not occurred.”
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