Bristol city star Nathan Baker has been forced into early retirement after picking up a horrific head injury last season. Check it out here.
Nathan Baker : Bristol city | Head injury | Net worth
Nathan Luke Baker is an English former professional footballer who played as a central defender.
|Full name||Nathan Luke Baker|
|Date of birth||23 April 1991|
|Place of birth||Worcester, England|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.89 m)|
|Position(s)||Centre back / Left back|
Baker is a product of the Aston Villa Academy and had loan spells at Lincoln City and Millwall before joining Bristol City in 2017.
He has represented England at U19, U20, and U21 levels. Baker signed for Aston Villa as a 13-year-old in 2004, and rose through the ranks at the club, making his Academy debut in 2007.
He was a pivotal figure in the centre of defence alongside Ciaran Clark in the 2007–08 season, as Villa clinched the national title, defeating Manchester City.
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On 28 July 2017, Baker joined Bristol City for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal.
On 14 May 2021, Baker was originally named on the released list but he signed a new two-year deal with the club in June 2021.
In November 2021, Baker was stretchered off with a head injury in a 2–0 defeat to Sheffield United.
Baker has represented England at under-19, under-20 and under-21 level. He made his debut for the under-19 side on 18 November 2008 as they beat Germany 1–0.
He made 9 appearances for the under-19’s and was part of the England squad at the 2011 under-20 World Cup, playing in all of England’s games at the tournament.
In June 2022, Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson said that it would be unlikely that Baker would feature in the 2022–23 season due to ongoing concussion.
Baker announced his retirement from professional football on 29 August 2022 as a result of the head injury sustained nine months prior.
Nathan baker head injury
Bristol City defender Nathan Baker has retired from professional football after doctors determined continuing to play would present a “significant risk” to his health.
Baker sustained a head injury in the Robins’ match at Sheffield United on November 28th, 2021 – requiring 24 hours of hospitalisation.
The 31-year-old made his decision following nine months of tests, treatment and recuperation and on the advice from his medical team.
“It’s sad to think I won’t be playing football again, there are so many things I am going to miss, such as my team-mates, the friendships made, plus a good tackle! But I must put my health and family first, it’s not worth the risk.”
A statement on the Robins website said: “Having assessed his progression over a period of nine months, Nathan has been advised by medical professionals that to carry on playing at a professional level would represent a significant risk to his ongoing and future health.
“He is currently well, without any neurological or cognitive issues, but is likely to be monitored with further neuro-psychology testing in the future.”
As of 2022, Nathan Baker has an estimated net worth of approximately $5 Million.
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