Ben Rogers has announced his NRL retirement due to injury. On a positive note, he will commence a role with the Hunter Sports Group as Corporate Sales Executive.
The 26-year-old made his NRL debut whilst playing for the Penrith Panthers in 2004. He also spent time at the South Sydney Rabbitohs and St George before arriving at the Newcastle Knights in 2009.
After eight years in the NRL; Rogers played 30 games for the Knights and a total of 83 NRL games.
In Round 3 of the 2011 season, Rogers dislocated his shoulder and required major surgery for the second time. The five-eighth started his rehabilitation process but medical advice was to retire from the sport.
“After some time to think about my options, it was a no-brainer to retire for the quality of my life after football,” Rogers said.
“It is always tough for a player to retire not on their own terms but especially due to an injury that could affect the rest of your life,” CEO Matthew Gidley said.
“Ben should be proud of his achievements on the field and also off it.”