West Coast Eagles captain and 2018 Norm Smith medalist Luke Shuey has announced he’ll be retiring at the end of the 2023 season.
Shuey joins former captain Shannon Hurn, who announced his retirement last week, citing an uphill battle against injury as the deciding factor.
“As much as my mind wants to go on, my body won’t allow it and I have made the decision to retire at the end of this season,” Shuey said.
“We have tried everything to get my body right so I can contribute as I would like, but unfortunately a series of hamstring injuries have led me to this this decision.”
Shuey leaves the Eagles as a dual John Worsfold medalist, player of the finals in 2019, and winner of the club’s emerging talent award back in 2011.
“I also have great confidence in the senior players who will take the club forward to guide an exciting group of youngsters,” he added.
“We are at an important phase of the rebuild, we’ll bring in more talented youngsters in this year’s draft and I know I will enjoy seeing them all make their mark on the competition in the coming years.”
It sets the stage for an emotional final round for the West Coast Eagles, with both Hurn and Shuey (if fit), playing their final games for the West Coast Eagles in front of a home crowd against Adelaide on Saturday 26 August.
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