Dragons have confirmed that prop Jack Cosgrove has retired from professional rugby on medical grounds with immediate effect.

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The 25-year-old sustained a serious eye injury during a training session at the Dragons training centre at Ystrad Mynach in October.

The front row, who signed for Dragons in the summer, has now made the decision to retire from professional sport, following specialist treatment and medical advice.

A statement from the PRO14 club read: “Everyone at the Dragons wishes Jack every success in his future and he will continue to receive professional help and support from the region as he makes the transition from playing.”

Cosgrove moved to Rodney Parade on a two-year contract over the summer.

The loosehead is a product of the Worcester Warriors Academy, where he joined the senior ranks before moving to Edinburgh Rugby in 2015.

The Coventry-born forward spent two years in the Scottish capital before moving to Bristol in 2017 where he was part of a Championship-winning squad in his first season.

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A big ball carrying prop – who also had playing spells at London Scottish and Doncaster Knights – Cosgrove returned for a second spell at Worcester in November last season.

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