Former Canary forced to retire

Former Norwich City midfielder Darren Way has retired from football as a result of injuries he sustained in a horrific car crash. Yeovil player Way, 30, was left with life-threatening injuries following the accident in December 2008 and despite making a remarkable recovery, his playing days are over.

Former Norwich City midfielder Darren Way has retired from football as a result of injuries he sustained in a horrific car crash.

Yeovil player Way, 30, was left with life-threatening injuries following the accident in December 2008 and despite making a remarkable recovery, his playing days are over. He announced his decision at a Press conference at Huish Park.

“It is hard to accept because playing football is one of the best jobs in the world,” he told said. “But I can't do it any more.

“Making this announcement has been causing me a lot of sleepless nights and so, in one way, it is a weight off my mind.”

Way, from Plymouth, joined the Canaries in 1994 as an associate schoolboy. He played six times for England Under-16s and signed a one-year contract with City in 1999, but moved to Yeovil the following year without having made a first team appearance.

His playing contract with Yeovil has been terminated but he has been offered a new deal with the Glovers as part of technical coaching team under manager Terry Skiverton.

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“Now that I won't be playing, I have got to be positive and try and challenge myself in other ways and give the gaffer 110 per cent,” said Way.