The former All Black Scott Waldrom has Tweeted that an ongoing foot injury has ruled him out of next year's Super Rugby competition.
Waldrom, who didn't play a test but earned one cap in 2008 against Munster, says he's got arthritis in the foot, which has plates in it and some of the screws are broken so he has to have another operation.
Waldrom Tweeted that he was looking forward to being back with his old and favorite team the Hurricanes next year but sadly had to pull out - though he's actually looking forward to his first summer in eight years without needing to watch what he eats and training the whole time.
He played for the Chiefs since 2010 and featured in this season's inaugural title run following a six-year stint with the Hurricanes.
Waldrom spent 2003 in the Crusaders, though only played once.