Ghana midfielder Patrick Nyarko considers retirement due to persistent brain injury

Published on: 22 September 2017

D.C United midfielder Patrick Nyarko is considering retirement due to persistent concussion (brain injury). 

The 31-year-old is doubtful to play again this season after suffering his 8th concussion on July 22.

According to the Washington Post, the Ghanaian is yet to pass league-mandated protocol and has been unable to resume full-time training.

The former Chicago has had seven concussions since 2008, raising the possibility that he’ll have to retire after this season.

In each of the previous two offseasons, a United player has decided to end his career because of head injuries.

Concussions are a growing issue in all of sports, and perhaps no soccer team has had to treat as many as United.

Over a decade, Alecko Eskandarian, Bryan Namoff, Josh Gros, Devon McTavish and Davy Arnaud were forced to retire because of head trauma.