Rockliff retires from AFL footy at just 31

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Tom Rockliff has retired from AFL shot astatine conscionable 31 owed to superior injury.

The Port Adelaide subordinate told teammates connected Tuesday greeting that his vocation was ending effectual immediately. He has played conscionable 2 AFL games this play and volition present proceed successful a coaching capacity.

Rockliff had country connected some knees successful May pursuing a atrocious landing successful a marking contention portion playing successful the SANFL. He was forced into a wheelchair and conscionable a week later, hospitalised.

Rockliff was diagnosed with heavy vein thrombosis aft experiencing calf symptom and aggregate humor clots were recovered connected his lungs.

Tom Rockliff. (Getty)

Rockliff ends his vocation connected 208 AFL games; 154 with the Brisbane Lions, wherever helium became captain, and 54 with Port.

He was prime No.5 for the Lions successful the 2009 draught and roseate to go 1 of the AFL's outstanding midfielders. He was Brisbane's champion and fairest successful lone his 3rd season; an grant helium won again successful 2014, erstwhile helium was besides named arsenic an All Australian.

He went to Port Adelaide aft the 2017 play arsenic a restricted escaped cause and was salient successful past year's insignificant premiership.

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