The decorated AFL career of Chris Judd could well be over after the Carlton superstar suffered a serious knee injury early in Saturday’s clash against Adelaide.
Judd, 31, was stretchered from the MCG in agony during the first quarter of the clash against the Crows with a suspected ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.
“It’s looking likely that he’s done his ACL, which is devastating for him and us,” Carlton football manager Andrew McKay told Fox Footy.
Judd landed heavily on his left leg in a marking contest with Crows’ star Patrick Dangerfield and immediately collapsed to the turf in pain.
The dual-Brownlow medallist started to limp towards the bench from the outer wing with the help of trainers but play was stopped so he could depart the arena on the motorised cart.
He was immediately subbed out of the game, with Jason Tutt taking his place.
Judd contemplated retirement at the end of the 2014 campaign before signing on for one more year.