Eagle's Daniel Kerr tackled by Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell at Etihad Stadium in June. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo
West Coast midfielder Daniel Kerr appears headed for retirement, with a decision on his AFL future set to be made next week.
Kerr still has a year to run on his Eagles contract, but the 30-year-old is unsure whether he can play on due to his worsening knees.
The 220-game veteran addressed his teammates on Monday, using the chance to say goodbye just in case he isn't still around when they return from annual leave.
Kerr managed just 10 games this season in a year where he battled issues with both knees.
He had a recent operation to remove floating bone from one of his knees, while the other one is showing signs of arthritis.
Kerr's manager Colin Young said his client would further assess his physical condition before making a final call on his future.
"It's 50-50 either way," Young said on Wednesday.
"He's got some medical tests and some ongoing meetings with the club over the next week or so,
"In about 10 days' time there might be a decision made. He might be playing on, or he might not be playing. That's where it is.
"He believes he could be OK. He'll just see how the knee comes up after the operation he had a week ago."
Mark Nicoski, Andrew Embley, Adam Selwood, Brad Dick and Ashton Hams have already retired, while troubled forward Murray Newman is facing the axe after walking out on his WAFL club Swan Districts during a game earlier this year.
West Coast coach John Worsfold is likely to be granted a two-year contract extension despite the team's 13th-placed finish.