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Premiership Eagle delisted

West Coast Eagles premiership player Daniel Venables has been delisted by the club, following concussion battles that have halted his career for the best part of two years.

The 22 year old has been sidelined due to ongoing concussion issues from a sickening clash in a match against Melbourne in round nine 2019, when his head collided with Demon Tim Smith's hip.

The impact of the collision was likened to that of a car crash, resulting in persistent and ongoing concussion symptoms.

Venables has not played a game at any level since, delisted by the club after only 21 games, including the 2018 premiership triumph over Collingwood.

West Coast list manager Darren Glass said the club remained hopeful of Venables playing at the highest level for the Eagles again.

“We remain committed to helping Dan strive to play senior football at our club again,” Glass said.

“But, as it has been since the incident, our primary focus remains Dan’s health and wellbeing.

“We will continue to explore with the AFL the options available to us to facilitate Dan’s return to senior football with us as soon as he is medically cleared to do so.”

The club is likely to add Venables to it's pre-season training squad following next week's AFL draft, with the option of adding him back to the list in the pre-season supplementary selection period from January 6th.

IMAGE: The West Australian.

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