The 28-year-old will retire from AFL football at the end of the season.
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Fremantle forward Kepler Bradley will retire from AFL football at the end of the season.
Bradley reportedly told teammates on Wednesday about his decision to retire after having played 117 games, which included 68 with the Dockers and 49 with Essendon.
The 28-year-old sustained a season-ending knee injury in round five last season and has not played since.
Bradley said the decision to retire was made easier by his early struggles to regain full fitness.
“I’m nearly 29 now and I haven’t really played in the past two years after my knee reconstruction,” Bradley said.
“I’ve tried to come back this year as soon as my body would let me but I’ve done about five hamstrings on the way. Just with the pace of the game now, how fast it is, it looks like the game has gone past me.
“I played WAFL on the weekend and my body was a bit sore. That was the final nail in the coffin, that it wasn’t meant to be.”
Bradley will play out the last two rounds in the WAFL before going on a break.
Dockers football operations manager Chris Bond said Bradley would be missed around the club.
“Kepler leaves the club with a great deal of respect from the players and staff,” he said.
“His teammates have always enjoyed playing alongside him and we would like to thank him for his efforts and commitment to the team since he was drafted.”
Bradley was taken at pick no.6 in the 2003 National Draft by Essendon, before joining Fremantle for the 2008 season.