‘Difficult conversations’ await for Eagles gun amid ongoing concussion issues

West Coast defender Brad Sheppard’s immediate AFL future is uncertain after ongoing concussions have impacted his health.

Perth journalist Mark Readings reported earlier this week that Sheppard’s 2022 season was in doubt due to concussion issues and that a call would be made on his availability within days.

But according to 7 News Perth’s Ryan Daniels, retirement altogether remains a possibility for the 30-year old, who’s contracted at the Eagles for two more seasons.

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It’s believed no format decision has been reached yet, but the 2020 All-Australian backman and the club are set to hold “difficult conversations”.

All parties involved in the situation are currently taking a break to gather the relevant facts before reaching a verdict.

Sheppard, who missed the 2018 premiership with a hamstring injury, has played 216 AFL games for West Coast since making his debut in 2010.

It comes after the club this off-season announced new one-year deals for veteran duo Josh Kennedy and Shannon Hurn.

Soruce: https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/teams/west-coast-eagles/afl-news-2021-brad-sheppard-concussions-retirement-west-coast-eagles-injuries/news-story/be1a7433e71523b1052383743ad0e8f7

By Malvi

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