Mears retires due to heart condition
Rugby:Former England hooker Lee Mears has been forced to retire with immediate effect due to a heart condition, his club Bath have announced.
An abnormality known to occur in some athletes was discovered during a cardiac screening completed by the 33-year-old Bath frontrow, who announced his international retirement last year.
“There is a significant potential risk of developing further complications if Lee continues to perform the prolonged strenuous exercises required to be an elite rugby player,” read a statement issued by Bath.
“He has therefore been advised by a specialist to retire from professional rugby.”