MK Dons say midfielder Jimmy Bullard has retired from football with immediate effect. The former Peterborough, Wigan Athletic, Fulham, Hull City and Ipswich player blames on-going problems with a knee injury. He ruptured cruciate ligaments twice in three years. He told the Dons website:
Bullard signed a short-term deal with the Dons four weeks ago, but after picking up a dead-leg in his full-debut at Northampton and finding himself back in the treatment room he decided to consider his future in the game.
He joined Paul Jewell’s Ipswich Town on loan in January 2011, scoring on his debut. He scored five times in 16 appearances during his loan spell before signing on a permanent basis in August 2011 and being released a year later.