Sydney Swans veteran Josh Kennedy to retire from AFL at the end of the 2022 season
Sydney Swans champion Josh Kennedy says he’ll do every little thing inside his energy to play once more this season earlier than he formally hangs up the boots.
Kennedy has known as time on his illustrious AFL profession, simply days after struggling one other hamstring damage in the Swans’ VFL recreation towards North Melbourne at Arden St Oval.
The 34-year-old midfielder will name it quits at the end of the yr, however is hoping to get again to full health for one final roll of the cube.
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Kennedy confronted the media on Tuesday afternoon and stated he was determined to play once more “but it’s without expectation”.
“I will do what I can to get back, even just to train amongst the group,” he stated.
The previous captain tore his hamstring in the Swans’ spherical 10 recreation towards Carlton and was sidelined for eight weeks.
Kennedy was an unused sub in the thumping Sydney derby win over GWS in spherical 20.
The veteran, who has performed 290 video games, will fall simply quick of reaching the 300-game milestone.
He performed 13 video games for Hawthorn, the membership his father and grandfather have been icons at, however moved to the Swans in 2010 to search higher alternatives.
The three-time All-Australian has performed 277 video games for the Swans, together with the membership’s 2012 grand last win over the Hawks.
Sydney coach John Longmire stated Kennedy was the final big-game participant.
Longmire stated Kennedy had been lucky sufficient to play in 22 finals and in 16 of these the midfield bull had greater than 15 contested possessions.
“You knew what you were going to get out of him every week but you would go into finals and he would go to another level,” Longmire stated.
It comes after West Coast legend Josh Kennedy performed the final of his 292 video games on Sunday, kicking eight objectives in his farewell match towards Adelaide.
– with Cameron Noakes