Alan shearer on the injuries affecting his career

Newcastle United legend and leading premier league scorer Alan Shearer opened up about how his playing career came to an end and how his worst injuries affected.

The Tyneside hero racked up 405 appearances in black and white, netting 206 times, however Shearer missed 85 matches during his multiple injuries throughout his career at Blackburn and Newcastle.

On his podcast, The Rest is Football, the group which includes Gary Lineker and Micah Richards, were asked if they ever had any points in their careers where they felt they needed to give the game up.

Shearer admitted that the injuries: “Definitely worried me, the first one not so much but the second and third one without doubt.

“I had to change my game, lost a yard of pace, but there was never a time when I though I am done here, I always wanted to play until the end.”

The 53-year-old hung his boots up in 2006 following an 18-year playing career. He suffered a cruciate ligament injury at Blackburn in December 1992, missing 43 games over a 231-day period.

This was followed up five years later with a knee injury suffered in pre-season against Everton, missing an extra 38 games.

Shearer added: “The only time I went back on a U-turn I said I was going to retire when I was 34 in 2004/5, I said that was going to be my last season but then Graeme Souness convinced me to stay on for another year.”

Another knee injury was suffered in the season, ruling him out for 44 days. Despite being the all-time Premier League goal scorer, an unfortunate injury record prevented him for hitting a likely unreachable record of goals.