Just after round 15, Levi Greenwood announced his retirement. Greenwood, 32, has not played since suffering a concussion in Round Five. Although the symptoms have subsided, he made the decision after consulting with club doctors and other specialists. Greenwood has a history of concussions and decided to give his health priority.
Greenwood was drafted by North Melbourne in 2007 and played 74 games before being traded to Collingwood at the end of 2014. He played 86 games with the Magpies. He kicked a total of 57 goals in those 160 games.
Collingwood GM of Football Graham Wright paid tribute in thanking Greenwood, “Levi has been as disciplined and consistent as it gets in his approach to training, and it’s allowed him to line up and battle with some of the best midfielders in the game. While I am sure Levi’s teammates and the supporters will miss the tough and uncompromising competitor he was, we’re grateful that his rich football knowledge and experience will remain at the club as he steps into a part-time coaching role ... The club thanks Levi for his unwavering commitment and contribution ... ".
Greenwood thanked his teammates and coaches, “I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to play for two clubs in North Melbourne and Collingwood, and have the support of my teammates, coaches, staff, and the fans ... It was great to be able to thank the players and staff at the club ... and I am looking forward to extending my appreciation and reminiscing with those that have supported me across my career. Bucks’ being one, who particularly over the last few years has been an incredible coach and friend. Stepping away from my playing career will be a readjustment, however, I’m excited for the opportunity to work as a VFL coach and assist with rehab for the remainder of the season ... ".
Source: Meagan Lechucki, Collingwood Media Release
Article last changed on Monday, June 28, 2021 - 8:05 PM EDT