Footballer Fraser Franks was forced to retire after it was discovered that he’s got a heart issue.

Health practitioners won’t yet determined the 28-year-old defender, who plays League Two side Newport County and also captained them in their FA Cup win over Leicester City, to resume his career.

The gamer spent a week in hospital because of an irregular heartbeat and couldn’t teach because of this.

Franks has made 34 appearances for the Exiles this season.

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Franks played with 320 matches in his career, but he’s not featured for Newport since 19 February, though he’d come on as a substitute against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

He also played AFC Wimbledon, Welling United, Luton Town and Stevenage.

At a statement Newport said they are doing everything to support Franks and his family and say there’ll likely be further announcements in the coming weeks.