Definitely not an advertisement for playing professional football:
"His body is a patchwork of medical magic: Artificial knees, an artificial shoulder and a surgically repaired back. After 18 operations, Plunkett’s activities have been reduced to golf and light workouts at home on a Crosstrainer."
Also appears to have some brain-injury-related issues emerging. Lots of people his age are in poor physical health (my dad was a mess at 69, for instance), but it's hard to imagine his huge list of conditions is unrelated to his long, violent football career. There's a great quote in the article: Playing football is like "getting in 50 car wrecks a week for 20 straight weeks a year."