Sydney Swans champion Josh Kennedy has called time on his illustrious AFL career, days after suffering another hamstring injury.
- Josh Kennedy injured his hamstring again on the weekend playing for the Swans reserves in the VFL
- He has not played in the AFL since round 10, and will finish his career having played 290 games
- Kennedy was a three-time All Australian and played in Sydney’s 2012 premiership team
The 34-year-old midfielder will call it quits at the end of the season, and will give an update on his injury when he fronts the media on Tuesday.
Kennedy played in the Swans’ VFL game against North Melbourne on Sunday as he eyed a return to the senior team but walked off the Arden St oval in pain.
Swans coach John Longmire said after the club’s AFL win over the Kangaroos that Kennedy would have scans on his hamstring to determine any damage.
“It was on the other side (the left), it’s not the [right] hamstring he did early in the season,” Longmire said.
The former co-captain tore his hamstring in the Swans’ round 10 game against Carlton and was sidelined for eight weeks.
Kennedy was an unused sub in the thumping Sydney derby win over GWS in round 20.
The veteran, who has played 290 games, will fall just short of reaching the 300-game milestone.
He played 13 games for Hawthorn, the club his father and grandfather were icons at, but moved to the Swans in 2010 to seek greater opportunities.
The three-time All-Australian has played 277 games for the Swans, including the club’s 2012 grand final win over the Hawks.
It comes after West Coast legend Josh Kennedy played the last of his 292 games on Sunday, kicking eight goals in his farewell match against Adelaide.
Source: AFL NEWS ABC