The controversial player will retire due to persistent toe and foot injuries.
Richmond’s Jake King has announced his retirement from AFL football effective immediately following a career plagued with foot and toe injuries.
The 30-year-old has played just twice this season due to a troublesome toe, and after receiving news that he would have to undergo surgery, King made the call to hang the boots up.
“We’ve spoken about it over the last couple of days,” King told a press conference on Monday.
“The foot has been too much. We tried everything we could, five or six procedures.”
King was recruited in 2006 from Richmond’s VFL affiliate Coburg and made his AFL debut in round four of 2007.
He career was not without its fair share of controversy however, with the back pocket-cum-forward having been suspended from 2009 to 2012.
King was also criticised by then league boss Andrew Demetriou for his friendship with well-known former bikie gang boss Toby Mitchell.
A popular figure amongst Tigers fans due to his courage and tenacity, King played 107 games for the club, kicking 79 goals.