Paul Seedsman retires from football after battling ongoing concussion-related symptoms for two years.
The 31-year-old suffered a head knock during pre-season training in 2021, after completing a career-best season in which he played 22 games, was named in the 40-man All-Australian squad and finished third in the Crows' club champion award.
He did not return to play after that knock and has now retired after an independent medical concussion panel recommended he no longer play contact sport.
“It’s always hard letting go of something you still want to do, and every part of me still wants to play,” Seedsman said.
“But I’ve had time to digest that I can’t and I’m comfortable with that, I don’t stew over ‘what ifs’, I try and look at getting myself healthy."
Paul Seedsman is placed on the Crows' inactive list as he continues his recovery from ongoing symptoms from a concussion suffered in pre-season.
"While Paul is making some progress in his recovery from concussion, he continues to experience symptoms and his health and wellbeing remains the priority," Adelaide general manager list management and strategy Justin Reid said in a statement.
Scans clear Paul Seedsman of an ACL injury after he landed awkwardly from a marking contest against Geelong at Adelaide Oval.
"He has not injured his ACL. Paul sustained significant injury to capsular and bone structures that required MRI to understand these better," Adelaide's science and medical services coordinator Steve Saunders said.
"We will know more as to timeframes for Paul as we assess his clinical progress over the next five-to-seven days."
Paul Seedsman will miss at least one week after undergoing surgery for a finger fractured at training.
"Displacement of the small bone fragment is sufficient to warrant surgical intervention to ensure the long-term function of his finger," Crows science and medical services coordinator Steve Saunders said.
After spending more time in rehab than the footy field in 2017, Paul Seedsman looms as the Crows' Grand Final X-Factor.
Seedsman missed most of the 2017 season with groin injuries, but has hit form at the right time of the year.
In just his fourth game of the season, Seedsman had 19 possessions, took seven marks and kicked two goals in Friday night's 61-point preliminary final victory over Geelong.
"It was a strange one, pretty unique, and it was frustrating because as we were going it was always two weeks away, two weeks away, but we never really knew (how long)," Seedsman told News Corporation.
"That was the majority of the pre-season, I did my left one (groin) in about February then just as the left one was getting good to go the right one let me down.
"But hopefully I'll look back at that and it has set me up for the years to come, and now I'm feeling great."
Demons Jeremy Howe and Jimmy Toumpas and Magpies Paul Seedsman and Ben Kennedy got to their preferred new homes in a complicated four-club trade on Monday afternoon.
Howe was traded to Collingwood, Toumpas to Port Adelaide, Kennedy to Melbourne and Seedsman to Adelaide.
In the complex deal: - Adelaide received Seedsman and gave up pick No.32; - Collingwood received Howe and pick No.68 and gave up Seedsman and Kennedy; - Melbourne received Kennedy and picks No.29 and 50 and gave up Howe and Toumpas; - Port Adelaide received Toumpas and pick No.32 and gave up picks No.29, 50 and 68;