Dave Hibbert: Knee injury ends Peterborough striker's career

Dave Hibbert

Peterborough United striker Dave Hibbert has retired after two and a half years out with a knee injury.

The 27-year-old has not played since dislocating a kneecap during an FA Cup tie against Stockport in November 2010.

"I'm truly devastated, but I can walk away knowing I couldn't have done any more to get back," he said.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the chairman, manager, staff and players at Peterborough United who have been fantastic to me."

Hibbert enjoyed the best spell of his career during three years at Shrewsbury, where he scored 29 goals in 82 league starts, having previously played for Port Vale, Preston, Rotherham and Bradford City.

He left the Shropshire side for Posh in 2010, but made just one start in 12 appearances before suffering his injury.

"It is a very sad day that he has had to retire," said Posh boss Darren Ferguson. "Unfortunately he didn't get the chance to play for me, but he is a fantastic lad and a great professional.

"He is a good example to others. He could not have worked any harder to try and get back and I'm sure he will go on to do good things in the future."

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