Trent Hodkinson forced to retire early through injury

Manly Sea Eagles star Trent Hodkinson has been forced to hang up his boots earlier than expected due to injuries.

The 31-year-old has played 174 games in the NRL for Manly, Canterbury Bulldogs, Newcastle Knights and Cronulla Sharks.

Hodkinson played six games for New South Wales between 2014-15, guiding the Blues to claiming the State of Origin trophy in 2014.

He said: “Unfortunately due to a new injury sustained earlier this year, numerous medical procedures and intensive rehabilitation, I have been forced to give up the game that I love and will be medically retiring from rugby league.”

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