Scotland international to call time on his career due to injuries.
Former Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon is set to call time on his career and retire due to persistent injury problems.
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The 30-year-old Scotland international has been without a club since his contract expired at Sunderland at the end of the season and has moved into coaching with Dumbarton on a temporary basis as he continues to overcome injuries.
Gordon was expected to go on to great things when Roy Keane splashed out £8million to take him to the Staidium of Light from Hearts, but his time on Wearside was hampered by a number of injuries including suffering a broken arm on two seperate occasions.
But it was a persistent knee problem which resulted in Gordon being released by Sunderland and he is yet to return to the eight months with the injury still causing him trouble.
He has begun coaching Dumbarton on an informal basis and is part of the set-up in Ian Murray’s team and that could be where his future lies with no guarantee of getting back to training following more surgery on his knee.
Gordon told Dumbarton’s website: “It’s very unlikely I will be playing again this season. In fact I’m not sure if I’ll play again, so I’m looking to get into coaching as I want to remain in the game.
“I’m not ruling out playing again, but I need to get things in place if the news is not good in that respect.”
He added: “I’ve had a couple of surgeries on it, but it’s definitely not back to 100 per cent yet. Hopefully I can get back to playing with a bit of pain. It’s about getting to a stage where I can get what I need to out of the knee.
“That’s part of the reason I wanted to go into coaching, you don’t know when the end might come for playing.
“I’m certainly not ready to throw in the towel just yet but it’s been a long time and I don’t know where I’ll be going in the future.”