Trengove will remain at Melbourne after failing a medical in a proposed move to Richmond.
Jack Trengove’s proposed move to Richmond is off due to a persistent foot injury.
The former Melbourne captain had hoped to make a move during the AFL trade period, but a scan on Monday revealed the 23-year-old had re-aggravated the navicular injury that forced him to miss the majority of the 2014 season.
The Demons confirmed that the midfielder would remain at the club.
“This is obviously devastating news for Jack and we will seek further advice from surgeons for a plan moving forward so he can return to playing football,” Demons football manager Josh Mahoney told the club website.
“Jack had been progressing well … and (eight weeks ago) was given the all-clear from the surgeon to progress to the next phase of his program.
“Jack then gradually increased his loading which included a period of time on the de-load treadmill before two weeks of running outside.
“Unfortunately, Jack experienced some pain in the associated areas around his navicular whilst running.
“This was considered normal after not running for six months, however further scans on Monday have unfortunately shown further damage to his navicular.”