Open ended future for Murphy


Joel Brooks

Western Bulldogs captain Robert Murphy.

Western Bulldogs captain Robert Murphy. Photo:

Returning Western Bulldogs captain Robert Murphy says he is keeping his future 'open-ended' instead of conceding 2017 would be his final season.

Murphy is back training as he climbs the mountain again to get back on the park following his knee reconstruction early last season.

Speaking on the Sports Today program, Murphy said he is still enjoying his football and the knee is holding up well.

"My mantra has always been 'one more year', I've been saying that for five years," Murphy told 3AW's Sports Today program.

"I suppose I've just got to wait and see how the body holds up and all the rest of it.

"It's (the knee) really good to the point when I train I almost forget about it."

Murphy is a former board member with the AFLPA, however his three kids are keeping him busy enough at home right now.

However he will back the players union in the current CBA stoush against the league.

"I'm right behind Paul Marsh and his staff and all the players to get a fair salary package," he said.

"The game doesn't get any easier, the pressure on the body and the mind is always pretty high." 

The Bulldogs' premiership success has been one of the sport stories of the year and Murphy says it is important the club continues to feed the fan's excitement.

"They've waited such a long time to experience the premiership success."

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