Two-time Brownlow Medal winner Chris Judd will play on in 2015, ending speculation he would retire at the conclusion of this season.
Carlton star Chris Judd will play on in 2015, with reports suggesting the 30-year-old expected to confirm his decision tonight on Fox Footy’s “On The Couch” program.
The news ends weeks of speculation that Judd would retire at the end of this season.
Judd missed the first four games of 2014 after undergoing surgery on an achilles injury in pre-season before tearing his hamstring in his return game in Round 5.
He then returned from the injury in Round 13 and has been impressive ever-since, showing his trademark bursts from stoppages as well as gathering high clearance numbers.
It is understood Judd will be granted extended leave and will join his teammates for pre-season training in January rather than November – a sign that the two-time Brownlow Medallist will be nursed into the season.
Judd has now played 268 games and playing on in 2015 will push him close to the famed 300-game mark, but he would have to go on again in 2016 at the age of 33 to achieve the milestone.