Sport-Former athletes struggling with addiction and illness (Reuters)

By Mike Collett LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Almost a quarter of former sportsmen have battled with health, addiction or financial problems after retiring, according to a British survey published on Thursday. More than 1,200 retired footballers, rugby union and league players, jockeys and cricketers were polled by the Professional Players Federation, an umbrella body of players’ unions who interviewed a wide range of former sports professionals aged from 22 to 95. …

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