Waters’ career is over after suffering yet another injury setback.
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West Coast Eagles veteran Beau Waters has announced his immediate retirement from the AFL.
The 2006 premiership winner missed the entire 2014 season with a shoulder injury and suffered yet another setback during the 2015 pre-season.
“I’ve decided to retire from the game. I would like to say thank you to everybody,” Waters is quoted as saying by AAP.
“I’ve loved every minute. Being a part of a team, it’s been quite inspiring to be involved with some of the players I’ve played with.
“I would like to extend a warm thank you to everyone that’s helped me, particularly the club. I don’t know where I would be without them.
“I would have loved to continue to play, but I haven’t been able to get through the contact involved in playing an AFL game.”
Despite possessing outstanding defensive qualities, the 28-year-old managed just 120 games in a career spanning 11 seasons due to persistent injuries.
Waters was named as an All-Australian defender in 2012 and will go down as one of the most courageous players of his generation.