Rugby Player Collins Injera has announced his retirement after Playing for 17 years.

Collins shared the news of his retirement on social media adding that he has listened to his body and it's time he retires from sports and focus on humanitarian work.

"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. 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."

Injera thanked  God for giving him the strength, opportunities, and protection to be able to play the game he really loved for this long.

The 36 year old also thanked his family and his supporters who have been there for him throughout his career.

“To my wife Chebet and my kids; Chloe, Clyde, and Carl, thank you very much for all the love, support and understanding you have given me all these years. To the fans, media and sponsors, thank you all for the support throughout my career. I hope I made you all proud."

Injera played his first match for Kenya Simbas against Southern Spears in South Africa in 2005 and his last with the 15s team at the Repechage Rugby World Cup Final qualifying tournament against Hong Kong on November 11, last year in France.

The crown jewel of his career was winning the Singapore leg of the World Sevens Series in 2016, where he was named player of the final as Kenya beat Fiji 30-7.

Injera is Kenya's all-time World Sevens Series top try scorer and second highest try scorer at the World Sevens Series with 271 tries.

Two weeks ago, he became the 12th person to be inducted to Fiji’s Rugby Town Walk of Fame.