By Wanja Waweru
Collins Injera, the Rugby sevens legend has announced his retirement after 17 years in the sport.
In a statement on Tuesday, Injera, who is the all-time top scorer in the country and the second all-time top scorer in the HSBC World Sevens Series, said he decided to hang his boots after “listening” to his body.
“Everything must come to an end, sometime. I have always said that I will know it’s time, because my body will tell me. And for the past few months it has really ‘spoken’ to me so, finally, I have decided to listen to it,” he said.
“As hard as this is for me, after 17 years of literal blood, sweat and tears, it’s time to step away from this great game that has given me so much more than I could ever ask for.”
He thanked God for the strength to play and opportunities that came his way, saying he looks forward to spending quality time with his wife Chebet and children, who have been supportive in his career.
“Thank you, Lord, for giving me the strength, opportunities, and protection to be able to play the game I really love for this long,” Injera added.