West Coast Eagles star refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19
West Coast star Jack Darling may have played his final AFL game.
The Eagles confirmed on Friday the key forward was not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Under AFL rules, he is not permitted to train with the club or play.
The Eagles said he was taking time to “assess his future” and was training independently.
“The club will continue to support Jack as he contemplates his options and is optimistic that he will return to build on his outstanding career to date,” the Eagles said in a statement.
“While the club does respect the right to personal choice it also supports the protocols put in place by the AFL and Governments – both Federal and State – as they navigate their way through this persistent and challenging pandemic.”
Carlton defender Liam Jones retired from the game after refusing to get vaccinated.
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