Two-time Brownlow medallist Chris Judd has called time on his celebrated AFL career, three days after suffering a serious knee injury.
Judd, 31, played 279 games for West Coast and Carlton from 2002-15, leading the Eagles to the 2006 premiership and winning Brownlow Medals in 2004 and 2010.
He had initially intended to retire at the end of the 2014 season, before changing his mind and signing on with the Blues for one more year.
Judd ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a marking contest with Patrick Dangerfield in the first quarter of last Saturday’s clash with Adelaide at the MCG.
He will require a full knee reconstruction.
“It was a disappointing finish to my career but I don’t lose sight of the fact about how fortunate I’ve been to play for two such wonderful football clubs,” said Judd.