Former England international Dean Ashton has secured a compensation settlement from the Football Association (FA) after a football injury he sustained while on international duty eventually led to him being forced to retire from the game.
Ashton, who is now 27 years old, suffered a serious ankle injury during an England training session in August 2006 and eventually quit playing more than three years later due to the ongoing effects of the incident.
The ex-West Ham United striker, who started his career at Crewe Alexandra, sued the FA on the grounds that the injury had ended his playing career and a statement from the organisation noted that a "mutually acceptable" conclusion had been reached from the "legal proceedings brought by Dean Ashton following his unfortunate injury during training".
Under the terms of the agreement, the FA revealed that no further details - such as the amount awarded - will be disclosed.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett