West Coast defender Eric Mackenzie has announced his retirement due to injury.
The 30-year-old will retire after being unable to overcome injuries to his big toes, not playing at any level in 2018.
“I have been battling chronic pain in both big toes for the last two years,” Mackenzie revealed.
“We have tried everything, but it just didn’t get any better.
“This decision won’t come as a big shock because I haven’t played a game this year, but it was the right time to let the boys know.
“I’m obviously going to miss it. I loved playing with these guys, running out onto Subiaco Oval in front of the West Coast Eagles faithful was something really special.
“This playing group is special and it has been great coming to work with them every day. I won’t be able to run out with them anymore, but over the next few weeks I’ll do anything I can to help them.
“I have been at this club for 12 years and would like to thank everyone who has helped my so much over my career, from coaches, teammates and support staff to all the fans who so passionately support the Eagles.”
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