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Paul Seedsman

Last played for Adelaide Crows in 2021
Games: 132     Born: January 22, 1992     Origin: Eastern Ranges
Playing Height: 190cm     Playing Weight: 84kg     Position: Midfield
First Drafted: Round 4, Pick #76 2010 National Draft by Collingwood Magpies
Last Drafted: Round 2, Pick #21 2022 Rookie Draft by Adelaide Crows
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Paul Seedsman Biography

Wednesday, 16 August 2023
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."

Tuesday, 17 January 2023
Paul Seedsman will not play in 2023 as he continues his recovery from concussion after having missed the entire 2022 season.

The 30-year-old was delisted at the end of 2022 before being retained as a rookie, but he's now been placed on the club's inactive list and won't play in 2023.

Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Adelaide select Paul Seedsman with pick No.21 in the 2022 Rookie Draft.
Friday, 3 June 2022
As he continues his battle with concussion symptoms, Paul Seedsman is hopeful of playing again but concedes his career could be over.

"Eventually I want to start a family and have kids and I don't want to be sitting in bed and being miserable all day, every day," Seedsman said.

"That is definitely the number one priority, life after football. I want to play footy ... (but) I am not going to be stupid with it."

Thursday, 26 May 2022
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.

Wednesday, 16 February 2022
Paul Seedsman remains without a timeline to return with Adelaide treading cautiously with the wingman who is recovering from a pre-Chrismas concussion.

"We're not going to take any risks … it's a delicate space, because we're learning a lot about concussion and Paul took quite a knock," Crows coach Matthew Nicks said.

"We're still consulting (and) our guys do a lot of work around the [concussion] area and consult a lot of experts. We hope to see Paul back as soon as possible."

Monday, 17 January 2022
Paul Seedsman is yet to resume running after experiencing lingering symptoms from a concussion due to a knock to the head during a training drill before Christmas.
Friday, 5 April 2019
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."

Friday, 15 March 2019
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.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Paul Seedsman is itching to make up for lost time and prove he deserves another contract at the Crows.

Free of the groin and hamstring injuries that have disrupted his past two seasons, the 26-year-old is keen to cement his place in the side in 2018.

"You try not to think about it too much, it's there, you're 26, you're out of contract at the end of the year, but I'm more looking at what's going into the process of week to week," Seedsman said.

"It sounds very clichéd, but I'm just setting goals and making sure I'm in the right headspace and performing and just trusting myself."

Monday, 25 September 2017
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."

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Paul Seedsman has not missed a game since moving to Adelaide, but says he is not taking his spot in the side for granted.

''I've been able to play a fair bit across the wing this year and providing that outside balance and a bit of run, which is something I can base my game on," Seedsman said.

"I've got areas of improvement, being in the contest and tackling. They are the areas I look to improve on and something that I am improving on, but I still have a way to go."

Monday, 8 February 2016
Adelaide key back Jake Lever is looking forward to watching the club's new defensive speed demons Curtly Hampton and Paul Seedsman in the NAB Challenge, as the pair eye off round one selection.

"Seeds and Curtly, they're both really quick blokes… the NAB [Challenge] it's a fantastic opportunity for them to put their cases up for selection," Lever said.

"Through training they've been really good, completing most sessions.

"It's just about games now, getting through NAB [Challenge] and pushing their claims for round one."

Monday, 30 November 2015
Adelaide recruit Paul Seedsman says his goal is to quickly lock himself into the club's best 22.

"I want to break into that 22 and be a permanent fixture in the team," Seedsman said.

"We (Seedsman and coach Don Pyke) spoke about playing on the wing predominantly and then being able to push forward or back.

"It'll be my first full pre-season hopefully in three years, so to have that under the belt going into the year I'll be pretty confident in establishing myself."

Monday, 19 October 2015
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;

Thursday, 15 October 2015
Paul Seedsman looks bound for Adelaide after nominating the Crows as his preferred new club on Thursday.

It is believed the Crows have offered Seedsman a three-year contract worth about $330,000 a season.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Gold Coast football manager Marcus Ashcroft says Paul Seedsman's previous association with Suns coach Rodney Eade may convince him to choose the club as his preferred new home.

"Paul's been up to visit our club, he's seen our facilities, he knows there's a role for him to play at our footy club and he's had some experience with 'Rocket' [Eade] at Collingwood," Ashcroft said.

"I think there's a lot of positives there for Paul … we're a very attractive proposition for him.

"He knows too that we're a side that, going forward, we're really well placed to have some success in 2016."

Thursday, 8 October 2015
Gold Coast say they are keen to bring Paul Seedsman and Jeremy Howe to the club in the upcoming NAB Trade Period.

"We've spoken to Paul," Lions football operations manager Marcus Ashcroft told SEN radio.

"We've been open with Collingwood about that. They're aware that we've spoken to Paul along with other clubs. We're optimistic.

"We've had a chat with Jeremy. Again, we've been open and transparent with Melbourne and again they're aware of that. We're interested. We think he'd be a valuable acquisition to our footy club."

Sunday, 25 January 2015
Collingwood is satisfied Paul Seedsman's hip is in good shape after he underwent exploratory surgery on Friday because he was experiencing minor soreness in the joint.

The club said the minor procedure was a precautionary measure to ensure the 23-year-old defender's soreness was not due to any structural issue.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Paul Seedsman is likely to miss the start of the season after undergoing hip surgery.

"He was training well but had a problem in his hip that was impinging on his running," Collingwood football manager Rodney Eade said.

"He could have gone through the season with it but we felt [by] mid-year he would have had to cut his training and that would have most likely impacted on his playing.

"It is still early in the season so we felt it was best to have the surgery now and it is only a six week lay-off and we can get him back into full training again."

Friday, 7 June 2013
Paul Seedsman is beginning to find form as a defender under the guidance of teammates and fellow defenders such as Heath Shaw.

"Heath Shaw is one of the best one-on-one defenders in the game," Seedsman said.

"He can play on talls, mediums and smalls, so his versatility is also there.

"When we get the ball, he's also one of the most damaging offensive half-backers and that's the position I've been playing lately."

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Paul Seedsman signs a contract extension with the Magpies.

"We thought he played some really good footy," Collingwood football and opposition analysis Rodney Eade said.

"He just needs his body to get stronger and learn about AFL footy, and the only way you're going to learn is by playing.

"He's got some good run and carry and we'd like to think he can become a regular in our team pretty quickly."

Friday, 17 August 2012
Young Magpie Paul Seedsman says a heart-to-heart with Scott Pendlebury turned his season around.

"He's one of the most professional at the club so I tried to take on board things he did and put it into my game," Seedsman said.

"I'm improved massively in recovery - that was one area I really locked down on and asked what he did, watched what he did and I've tried doing that myself.

"Since that break, there's been a real rise in terms of recovery, training standard and all that sort of things, and it's helped with performance and I've played the last four games now."

Friday, 30 March 2012
Paul Seedsman makes his AFL debut for Collingwood at the MCG with 5 disposals (a kick and 4 handballs) and 2 marks in a 22-point loss to Hawthorn.
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