Young Sharks centre Kyle Stanley has retired from the NRL following several knee reconstructions.

Young Sharks centre retires from NRL

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.

For more on Kyle Stanley, his career and his retirement announcement, visit sharks.com.au