Jake Friend retires from rugby league immediately due to concussions

  • Friend took medical advice after NRL round-one concussion
  • Roosters co-captain suffered more than 20 throughout career

After weeks of deliberation, Sydney Roosters co-captain Jake Friend has announced his immediate retirement from the NRL due to concussion concerns. The 31-year-old three-time premiership winner said he made the decision after extensive medical advice following a third concussion in less than six months.

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