German midfielder Tim Borowski has announced his retirement from football because of severe injury problems.
The 32-year-old has been a free agent since he was released from his contract at Werder Bremen earlier this summer, and has surprisingly decided to end his playing career.
The ankle injury that had troubled the player for the past two years was the main cause for the difficult decision.
“I had a wonderful time as a footballer with many great, emotional moments,” Borowski told Werder Bremen’s official website. “I’ll always keep that with me.”
The former Germany international has revealed that he is likely to remain at the club where he has spent a good part of his career.
“Werder are my team. I’m talking to the club, and I think that in around four weeks I’ll know what I’m going to do.
“Until January, though, I will be taking a break and enjoying some time with my family.”
The towering midfielder began his career at Werder and spent eight seasons there before joining Bayern Munich in the summer of 2008.
The player returned to Weserstadion one year later and has since been playing for die Werderaner.
In total, Borowski has scored 23 goals in 210 Bundesliga appearances for the club from Bremen.