The shocking news came after the 31-year-old had an assessment on a hip injury.
Huddersfield Giants have been rocked by the news that Luke Robinson must retire from the game with immediate effect.
The 31-year-old took what he describes as ultimately an easy decision after consulting with specialists in relation to a hip injury.
Luke Robinson said: “In many ways the decision was taken out of my hands by listening in the cold light of day to what the specialist said. Put simply my long term mobility was greatly at risk if I continued to train and play the sport.
"You never want to hear those sorts of words and it does shock you but after a few days the message sinks in and you have to do what’s right for yourself and your family.
“Words cannot describe how difficult it was telling the lads of the decision to hang the boots up – especially at the current moment when we are low on numbers – but as I keep saying I really have no choice.
"I still choke up a bit thinking of that speech the other day so I’m going to have to toughen up I guess if any media collar me to talk about things!"