The 33-year-old could have played his last game of AFL football with Nic Naitanui’s impending return next week.
West Coast veteran Dean Cox says his side’s win over Melbourne on Saturday night may have been his last game had the Eagles’ finals hopes had been over, however he is no guarantee to play against Gold Coast next weekend.
Cox played his 290th AFL match on Saturday, in a game that was billed as his last at Patersons Stadium after he announced he would be retiring at the end of the season last month.
The 33-year-old was given a standing ovation following the Eagles’ 66-point win over the Demons and post-match he revealed it could have been his last ever game if the Eagles were not in the finals race.
“Yeah, possibly,” Cox said.
“We’re still alive.”
Neither Cox or Eagles coach Adam Simpson would confirm whether the ruckman would play next week against the Suns.
“I’m not sure,” Cox said.
“That’s something we’ll speak about.”
Fellow ruckman Nic Naitanui was withdrawn from the squad on Saturday after suffering from Achilles soreness, but is expected to make a return for the trip to the Gold Coast.
It remains to be seen whether Simpson will name all three ruckman next week, as the Eagles have a 1-4 record when Cox, Naitanui and Scott Lycett have all played.