Former Hearts striker Calum Elliott forced to retire through injury


Former Hearts and Raith Rovers striker Calum Elliot has been forced to retire from football after he was advised to end his playing days following medical advice.

Last month, Elliot underwent a fourth operation on his knee but he is unable to walk properly due to the pain and fearing he could cause irreparable damage to his knee he has decided to hang up his boots after leaving Raith at the end of last season.

Elliot made his senior debut for Hearts against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in September 2004. After loan spells with Motherwell, Livingston and Dundee, Elliot left Tynecastle in December 2011.

He spent a year with Zalgiris Vilnius before returning to Scotland signing for Alloa in February 2013. He then moved to Raith Rovers and won the 2014 Ramsdens Cup after Raith beat Rangers 1-0 in the final.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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