Lappin to announce retirement - Sports News - Fanatics - the world's biggest events

Lappin to announce retirement

19/08/2008 09:29:21 AM Comments (0)

Three-time premiership winner Nigel Lappin will announce his retirement from AFL football on Tuesday.

The Brisbane Lions co-captain has played just four games this season due to a lingering Achilles tendon problem, and was off-contract at the end of the year.

It is believed the 32-year-old met with Lions coach Leigh Matthews on Monday to discuss his future, and the club has called a media conference to announce his retirement at 12.30pm (AEST) in Brisbane on Tuesday.

Lappin, a 279-match veteran, was a vital part of the midfield machine that drove the Lions to three consecutive premierships from 2001.

He was named the Lions' best and fairest in 2004, and earned four All-Australian selections.

His final years have been dogged by injury, beginning in 2005 when he broke his leg and dislocated an ankle in a horrific incident in a loss to the Sydney Swans.

He then missed the entire 2006 season to recover from an ankle reconstruction after he aggravated the injury in a pre-season match.

Lappin returned to form in 2007, only to be dogged by the Achilles injury this year.

Brought to you by AAP AAP © 2021 AAP

0 Comments about this article

Post a comment about this article

Please sign in to leave a comment.
Becoming a member is free and easy, sign up here.

« All sports news