Kilmarnock's Eric Skora has been forced to retire after failing to recover from injury.
Skora has been struggling with a knee problem for some time and he has been advised to hang up his boots.
Killie assistant boss Billy Brown admitted it was a major blow for the club and the player.
"Eric is having to retire from football because of knee problems he has had over the last few years," Brown told the Daily Record.
"He has had a series of operations, attempted comebacks and we thought he was going to make it.
"It is a massive blow for us. He is moving back to France to start a new life and everybody at Kilmarnock wishes him all the best."
ContractMeanwhile, Jamie Hamill is close to signing a new deal at Rugby Park.
Hamill's current deal expires at the end of the season, but the midfielder has revealed he is poised to ink an extension.
"I'm hopeful it will all be tied up in the next few days," said Hamill.
"My agent is speaking to the club and we're just waiting for the chairman to get back to us."