Former Hibee Tudur Jones forced to quit at 30

Owain Tudur Jones has been plagued by injuries
Owain Tudur Jones has been plagued by injuries
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Former Hibs midfielder Owain Tudur Jones has been forced to hang up his boots due to injury.

The 30-year-old Welsh internationalist spent just over a year at Easter Road after being brought to the club from Inverness by Pat Fenlon in summer 2013.

However, injuries limited him to just 20 appearances before he was released by Alan Stubbs last September.

Tudur Jones subsequently joined Falkirk, but a knee problem has kept him out since the start of October and ultimately resulted in his retirement. “I have been advised by the knee specialist that it is in my best interests to retire from professional football due to a knee injury,” he told Falkirk’s website.

“I would like to go on record to thank Falkirk FC, in particular Ronnie Bateman, Peter Houston and club physio Kris Robertson for all of their help during this time and I wish them the very best.”

Tudur Jones won seven caps for the Welsh national team and prior to joining Inverness in 2011, he represented Swansea City, Swindon Town, Norwich City, Yeovil Town and Brentford.