Forwards Jonathan Brown and Nick Riewoldt are two such players who have received praise in recent years for making legendary marks with just eyes for the ball.
But after Port Adelaide’s Brad Ebert had to retire due to a concussion at Richmond in the 2020 finals series, Sheedy fears it could lead to death.
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« We are not ready for it and we do not want it, so we have to protect the players from themselves.
“If we lost someone, it would send a cyclonic tsunami through the ranks and the impact on all levels of the game would be enormous.
“I don’t know how we can change that, but at least the AFL needs to look at it before anyone dies.
“I’m talking about the incident that ended Brad Ebert’s career. I’m talking about these crazy brands from Jonathan Brown and Nick Riewoldt.
“We admire the courage of these players, but sooner or later someone will die. ”
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