Posted: 9 November, 2016 by Footy Newsroom

Adelaide Defender Set To Retire From Concussion Symptoms

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The Adelaide Advertiser is reporting that Crows key defender Sam Shaw has been forced to retire from football following troubles with concussion symptoms.

The 25-year old played 24 games since debuting in 2012 for the Crows.

Shaw was placed on Adelaide's long-term injury list in August after being ruled out for the rest of the 2016 season after suffering a concussion in the SANFL.

At the time of his initial injury, Crows' coach Dom Pyke said the following of Shaw's condition:

"I don't know (when he'll play again) at this stage, it's more about … our real interest is in Sam's health," Pyke said.

"That's the priority for us at the moment, to get him feeling like a healthy, young man.

"With the concussion and the symptoms he's suffering, which sort of manifests itself and a bit of fatigue, it's important we look after his interests.

"We'll look after the football side of things after that."

Brisbane Lions defender Justin Clarke was also forced to retire in March of this year with similiar concussion symptoms.

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