Carlton star Chris Judd will make a call on his playing career as early as the end of the week after suffering a serious knee injury in the Blues’ nine-point loss to Adelaide on Saturday.
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Judd, widely regarded as one of the best players of his generation, ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament after landing awkwardly in a marking contest with Crows star Patrick Dangerfield.
The 31-year-old will meet with his surgeon before deciding whether to end his impressive 279-game AFL career.
Carlton interim coach John Barker said the final decision would be left to Judd.
“I don’t think we need or want to be too rash with the decisions we make about Chris at the moment,” Barker told Carlton’s official website.
“We’ll get the full information from the doctors and they’ll go through that. He’s a champion, he’ll make his decision on what he wants to do.
“We love him and we’ll make all those decisions in the right time.”
Judd told The Sunday Footy Show that he would not completely rule out LARS surgery, but would go off the advice from a surgeon.
“It will be based on what the surgeon thinks is likely to deliver the best outcome, so they will be discussions I will have with him,” Judd is quoted as saying by AAP.|
Judd joined the Blues from West Coast in 2008 and has since played 145 games for the club.