Injury has forced Adam Selwood and Mark Nicoski’s hand in calling time.
Adam Selwood and Mark Nicoski have declared that AFL season 2013 will be their last.
The decision to walk away from the game was brought on by the numerous injuries the pair have suffered in the past two years.
Nicoski has played his final game, after being ruled out for the rest of the season, while Selwood still has hopes of wearing the West Coast jersey at least one more time.
Despite being out of the running for the finals, West Coast coach John Worsfold resisted the urge to name Selwood in his side to play the Geelong Cats this weekend.
In what would have been a fairytale finish for Adam, he could have played opposite brother and Cats star Joel, who is one of his generation’s finest players.
Selwood said the injuries stopped him from performing as he would have liked in several games this season, which led him to walking away from the game.
“It’s day to day and dealing with a back injury and a few other things I have dealt with and getting out on the training track and probably not running as fast as I used to,” Selwood said.
“I probably planned that this was going to be my last year anyway.
“We were in a position where we may have been able to strike and have a run at the finals, but injuries and a few other things haven’t work out.
“It didn’t come as too much as a shock because I had in the back of my mind that this may have been the last year of my career.”
“(I’m) just finding it harder to get up from week to week.
“I’ve never been the quickest player, but I guess the small things that I brought to the table week in and week out, I was finding it hard to do.”