After another season disrupted by serious injury, Kyle Stanley has announced his retirement from the NRL.
"Only being 24 years old obviously this isn't the way I dreamt of finishing my football career but due to countless injuries and after five full knee reconstructions it was the recommendation of my surgeon that I should retire.
"He didn't feel my body was fit to play football again.
"It has been a tough few months coming to terms with it all but after great support from my family and people around me I am extremely optimistic and positive moving into the future and beginning the next chapter of my life.
"I am grateful for the years I have been able to spend playing in the NRL and the people I have met along the way."
Stanley was contracted to the Sharks in 2015 however after a knee injury which required a full reconstruction, he did not play for the Cronulla club in the NRL this season.
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