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by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Young Docker Jayden Pitt's AFL career is in doubt after just ten games since his 2011 debut. While undergoing a routine physical, which included an ECG, it was discovered he had a heart irregularity. Pitt consulted specialists in both Perth and Melbourne. He was told that the irregularity, the nature of which has not been disclosed, could endanger not only his health but his life if he continued playing AFL football.

For the time being, Pitt has put his career on hold while he and his family, in consultation with specialists, determine his next course of action. In a statement released by the club, general manager Chris Bond said the club would continue to work closely with Pitt, his family and his management.


St Kilda is 140 years old this year and plans to mark the occasion with a birthday function in early May. The Strength Through Loyalty function will include the admission of champion Robert Harvey into the club's Hall of Fame. Three others, yet to be announced, will join Darrel Baldock, Tony Lockett, Ian Stewart and Allan Jeans as Legends of the club.

In a distinguished and decorated 21 year career 1988-2008, Harvey played 383 games and kicked 215 goals. He won four club best and fairest awards, eight All-Australian selections, three E.J. Whitten medals (best on ground for Victoria in State of Origin games) and Brownlow Medals in 1997 and 1998. He was a member of the Grand Final team which lost to Adelaide in 1997.

Source: Luke Holmesby, St Kilda Media Release

Article last changed on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 4:13 PM EDT

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