You really do just have to feel bad for Sean Davis. After arriving at Bolton Wanderers, the midfielder (who was seen as a bit of a coup at the time of signing under Gary Megson) simply could not catch a break. In three years at Bolton Wanderers, Sean Davis made a grand total of four first team appearances while spending a ridiculous 35 months sidelined with injury. There were previous rumors that the central midfielder could sign for non-league side AFC Kingston but those have now been dashed as Davis has announced his retirement from playing football.
It was his two successive knee injuries that forced Davis' hand in the end. The former Wanderer went on a short loan to Bristol City last season but said that his "knee was like a balloon after games." The move confirmed that it was his time to retire.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Davis said that he wanted to stay in football, despite not being able to play anymore:
"I've made the decision to retire from football but it's been something I've had time to think about and reflect on because of the amount of time I've been injured
"For three years I've been out. I've tried coming back and it's not been quite right, that's something that is hard to take. I'm disappointed but I want to see what else is out there for me, I have to see it as an opportunity to do something else.
"I still want to be in the game and I believe I have a lot to offer, in what capacity, I'm not quite sure yet, but the idea of working with young players appeals to me."
Prior to his time at Bolton, Davis enjoyed lengthy spells at Fulham and Portsmouth, putting in well over 250 appearances between the two clubs.
We wish Sean Davis all the best in his future endeavors and also hope that he has better luck carrying on.