Morrison forced into early retirement

Last updated : 29 April 2002 By Luke Thornhill
Good luck Pete!
The former Bolton Wanderers player suffered a broken leg player for United's reserves against Grimsby Reserves on Valentines Day 2001.

A terrible challenge from Grimsby defender Ben Chapman saw Morrison suffer a Compound frracture of both his tibia and fibia in his left leg, which saw bone sticking out of his skin.

As it was a compound injury, he suffered from infection and complications and had to undergo a total of six operations.

"He's worked ever so hard," explained club physio Nigel Adkins exclusively to, "it hasn't been healing, it's wanted to heal but it hasn't done so properly."

The injury has had a profound effect on the player, and Adkins feels that the battle against adversity has made Morrison a better person.

In recent months his wages have been met by the PFA, and they are likely to help him form a career away from the pitch.

He made a total of twelve starts for the club, as well as a further twelve as substitute.

It is a sad day when one's career is taken away over such an event, would like to wish Peter all the best for the future.

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