Warriors coach Nathan Brown has confirmed playmaker Ash Taylor has been forced into premature retirement due to ongoing hip issues.
Taylor, 27, who was formerly one of the NRL’s highest-paid players on a deal worth close to $1 million per season with the Titans, joined the Warriors during the off-season after falling out of favour at the Gold Coast.
The playmaker in 2020 had operations on both hips.
“He’s definitely been struggling with his hip, he’s been through a number of meetings over that past few weeks… that’s (retirement) what it looks like it’s going to be unfortunately for Ash,” Brown said.
Taylor, a former Dally M rookie of the year winner, finishes up his NRL career having played 116 games.
He managed just one game for the Warriors this season.