Knights forward Glasby forced into premature retirement due to prolonged concussion symptoms

Retiring Newcastle Knights forward Tim Glasby

A successful NRL career, a premiership, and representing Queensland, Tim Glasby achieved plenty in his rugby league career.

Although he would have preferred to retire on his own terms, prolonged concussion symptoms have intervened.

Glasby has been forced into premature retirement after receiving doctor’s advice not to return to full contact.

That made Glasby’s decision easier with 138 NRL games and five QLD games, the forward had time to reflect.

“I’ve had a lot of time to sit back and reflect on my career and I am truly grateful for everything the game has given me,” Glasby said.

“If you had told me when I first signed with the Storm, I would go on to win a premiership and run out for Queensland in State of Origin, I would’ve thought you were joking.”

Glasby, who enjoyed stints with both the Storm and the Knights, was quick to thank both clubs and his family.

“I am appreciative for the opportunities I have had and the support of my family throughout the journey,” Glasby continued.

“I want to thank my mum and dad, my wife Casey, children Parker and Remy and all the teammates and staff at the Storm, Maroons and Knights.

“I have worked with some incredible people over the years.”

Knowing Glasby well, Knights coach Adam O’Brien praised Glasby’s work ethic and determination to succeed.

“Tim Glasby typifies exactly what hard work and determination can get you in life,” O’Brien said.

“All of his success at Club and representative level has come on the back of hard work.”

Working alongside each other in some capacity for a decade, O’Brien lauded Glasby for helping him with his coaching transition.

“I have been very fortunate to spend over a decade with Tim and share some special moments in the NRL with him,” O’Brien continued.

“He’s also been a huge help with my transition into head coaching.”

Former Melbourne Storm prop Tim Glasby

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