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M1's Chris Grassick Retires From Hockey


27th September 2019

By Colin Pike

Surbiton's Chris Grassick has announced his retirement from hockey due to long term injury.

Grassick made 110 appearances for Scotland and won 25 caps for Great Britain. making his last appearance for GB at the Twickenham Stoop in the history making FIH Pro League fixture against New Zealand.

Grassick also captained Scotland at two Commonwealth Games, including the 2014 Games in Glasgow and also led Scotland to the top tier of the EuroHockey Championships.

Sadly, Grassick has made the decision to retire due to a continuing hamstring problem which can be linked back to the ACL injury he picked up just before the 2016 Rio Olympics.

In spite of surgery and managing to fight back to make two appearances in the FIH Pro League, the pain worsened and having had time over the summer to reflect, Grassick has decided that now is the time to retire.