The 31-year-old is expected to announce his retirement today after suffering an ankle injury.
Collingwood premiership-winning captain Nick Maxwell is set to announce his retirement today following an ankle injury suffered during the Magpies’ 63-point loss to Essendon on Sunday.
The 31-year-old was expected to retire at the end of the season, however NewsCorp are reporting that a specialist has told Maxwell that he needed season-ending surgery to repair his injured ankle.
It is understood that the Magpies will seek an alternative opinion on the injury, however club officials are believed to be fearful that there may be no other option than surgery.
Maxwell was injured during Collingwood’s 63-point loss to Essendon on Sunday, and club president Eddie McGuire signalled to TripleM radio that Maxwells career may be coming to a close.
“He’s just been the most magnificent captain and I think this afternoon there will be a press conference in relation to Nick Maxwell,” McGuire said.
Maxwell left the ground against Essendon clearly in pain, only to return to the action.
However, it was clear the 2010 premiership captain was hampered by the injury.
Maxwell has played 208 games for Collingwood and took over the captaincy from Scott Burns in 2009, but stood down from the role for Scott Pendlebury this season.
More to come…