Martynas Pocius retires at 31

2017-06-16T18:41:53+00:00 2017-06-16T18:41:53+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

16/Jun/17 18:41

The Lithuanian player decided to call it a day after struggling with injuries.

By Eurohoops team /

After multiple injuries and surgeries, Martynas Pocius decided to retire as he announced on his instagram.

He spent 8 years in many European teams like Real Madrid, Zalgiris, Galatasaray and Murcia, while he has been part of the Lithuanian national team since 2004.

In the post, he mentions the following:

That’s it. Time to hang them up. Time to finally listen to my body. No more painkillers, no more surgeries, no more struggling to get out of bed in the morning.  I always told myself that when it’s not fun anymore, when it’s not a passion for me anymore – it’s time to go. I love basketball and I loved playing this sport. It’s amazing how much basketball has given me, how many places it has taken me to, how many great relationships it has formed and how many friends I have made. And I am very grateful for that.  I do believe that all endings are followed by the new beginnings and I’m excited to see what’s next