Injury forces Wood to quit

Bath scrum-half Martyn Wood has been forced to retire following a neck injury sustained last season. [more]

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Bath scrum-half Martyn Wood has been forced to retire following a neck injury sustained last season.

He joined the club from Wasps in 2003, and has made nearly 60 appearances. The 29-year-old also won two England caps.

He said: "I’m obviously very disappointed that, for medical reasons, I am not able to play. My neck’s been feeling really good and is quite strong, but there is still a weakness in my left arm as a result of the same injury, which has made the decision for me.

"As much as I would love to have played – and I still have a great passion for rugby and for Bath in particular – for medical reasons the doctors have told me not to play.

"Although it is a difficult decision, it is probably the right one."

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