Brisbane Broncos winger Jordan Pereira forced to retire due to neck injury as he was…

Broncos winger Jordan Pereira has announced his retirement from the game effective immediately due to a neck injury.


The 31-year-old sustained nerve damage to his neck last month playing for Broncos Affiliate Souths Logan Magpies in the Hostplus Cup which has impacted strength in his right arm.


Doctors and specialists have drawn a line on Pereira’s career by deeming it too much of a risk for him to play on – the talented winger finishing with 45 NRL appearances for 14 tries, and 135 games at Cup level in Queensland and NSW scoring 79 tries.


The hard-running, tackle-busting finisher started with the Mackay Cutters in 2015 before earning an NRL contract with the Dragons and making his NRL debut in Round 19, 2018, scoring a try in a win over the Cowboys that saw him keep his spot in the team all the way through to the second week of the finals.


Pereira signed with the Broncos in 2022 and made his debut in Round 14, crossing for a try in a 24-18 win over the Raiders at Suncorp Stadium. He would go on to play another four games for the Broncos that year. His single NRL appearance for Brisbane last year was a two-try effort in the final round game against the Storm at Suncorp.