Champion onballer says season 2013 will be his last in the AFL.
West Coast Eagles coach John Worsfold said the club will not have the services of Daniel Kerr next season after he indicated he will be stepping away from the game.
The 30-year-old told his teammates after their final game of the year that he felt now was the right time to take a different direction with his life.
“He indicated today that he is really not confident in his body holding up at all going into next season,” Worsfold said.
“Right at this moment we’ve got to work through all of that and what it means for us as a club and what it means for Daniel.
“At this stage he has lost confidence that he can go possibly on.
“So we’ve got to look at that (retirement) option.”
Season 2013 will be one to quickly forget for Kerr after the Eagles went into the premiership seen as one of the contenders for the flag.
But a crippling injury toll, which also claimed Kerr having not played since round 13, has seen him step down with several knee and hamstring complaints limiting his playing time over the past four years.
As a result of their terrible season, which saw them limp to the finish line after being belted by Collingwood and Adelaide, Worsfold might have also coached his last game with the Eagles.
“I say it with players and it probably goes with coaches, it’s always a possibility,” Worsfold conceded.
“Right at the moment, I’m still contracted to West Coast until the end of October.
“I’m looking forward to letting our board know some of the lessons that we’ve learned throughout this year and I will present that to them and we’ll keep pushing forward.”