Join Facebook to connect with Brad Ebert and others you may know. With Richmond charging looking as if they were going to kick another goal, Ebert went back with the flight to provide a goal-saving spoil against Tigers star Jack Riewoldt. Hinkley said Ebert will make the announcement in coming days. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Hinkley, though was philosophical about Ebert’s sad finish. With six minutes left in the fourth quarter he appeared to take an accidental elbow to the head while attempting to spoil a Jack Riewoldt mark. Obviously Brad will always be a part of the Port Adelaide footy club as he should be.”. New to Kayo? ", Port warrior Ebert to retire, his final football act one of bravery. Ebert couldn’t stand without assistance and was taken straight from the ground, with vision showing him on the bench a few minutes seemingly a bit more aware of his surroundings. The best side of the home-and-away season in 2020 fought tooth and nail to the bitter end but were unable to stem the second-half Tiger tide, the reigning premiers turning a 13-20 deficit in clearances in the first half into a monstrous 28-9 advantage after the main break. Watch: Ebert’s incredible final moment of courage. Hinkley said he has had ongoing dialogue about the finish line with Ebert, who was one of the Power's best with 19 touches in his AFL swansong. “He’s a great teammate. Tonight, if anything, tonight would have absolutely confirmed it for Brad. In distressing scenes, a wobbly Ebert was helped off the ground by club trainers to a standing ovation from the Power faithful. Watch the 2020 Toyota AFL Finals Series on Kayo with every game before the Grand Final Live & On-Demand. “I think it is pretty clear if you watch him coming off the ground tonight, that he’s done as an AFL player,” Hinkley said. The emotion of the moment was all too much for Ebert at full time, with several of his teammates also brought to tears when they embraced the retiring veteran. "I've had a lot of conversations with Brad this year and the courage of that man is amazing," Hinkley said. Ebert's last courageous play typified the immense bravery he has always shown throughout his 260-game career. "He'll walk away from the club knowing he did everything he possibly could.". Ebert, who has battled concussion symptoms all season and missed a string of games mid-way through the season as a result of repeated head knocks, does not have a contract for 2021 and had not declared he wanted to play on next year. WHO IMPRESSED AND WHO DIDN’T IN EPIC PRELIM, DOCKERS DEFECIT: FREO JUGGLE FINANCES IN TRYING YEAR, Was $13 now $7 per week for 12 weeks* (Digital + Print). © West Australian Newspapers Limited 2020. Brad Ebert walked off for the last time.Source:Getty Images, “Brad will certainly retire, I think. All times AEDT (GMT +11). Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >. Port Adelaide veteran Brad Ebert has retired without speaking a word outside of his footy club after a nightmare preliminary final loss to Richmond on Friday night. "They've been the top side for a reason but our blokes gave it one hell of a shake. The big-stage lesson, Hinkley feels, will serve the Power well. Port Adelaide veteran Brad Ebert put his body on the line in an amazing final effort in the last … He’s a great husband. https://foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-finals-2020-port-adelaide-vs-richmond- His final act in football summed him up — a brave, selfless act that inspired his teammates. Enjoy unlimited access to thewest.com.au and everyday digital editions on any device. He crashed to the Adelaide Oval turf, needing to be helped from the ground by trainers and was groggy on his feet. The big-stage lesson, Hinkley feels, will serve the Power. With Richmond charging looking as if they were going to kick another goal, Ebert went back with the flight to … Ebert has an bad history with concussion in recent years, sidelined for six weeks last year after he copped a knee to the back of the head in a marking contest against Collingwood at Marvel Stadium. The courageous act though cost the former West Coast player, with Ebert hitting his head hard on the Adelaide Oval turf as he came down from the contest. Richmond's Marlion Pickett acknowledges Port's Brad Ebert as the Power veteran leaves the field with concussion.Credit:Getty Images. He’s got lots of things going for him, Brad, “He won’t be lost from the club all together. As much as he’s probably not thinking clear now. Thursday - Monday papers home delivered with all of the latest footy news! And he gives everything to our footy club. "He gives everything to our footy club. So Brad will definitely retire.”. “He’s got to put himself, his health, and his family first. "We're going to try bloody hard to be that team that goes past them. Port Adelaide veteran Brad Ebert produced one of the most courageous acts of the AFL season, which turned out to be was his final act in the AFL. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. “I had a lot of conversations with Brad through this year and the courage of that man is amazing. Richmond's Marlion Pickett acknowledges Port's Brad Ebert as the Power veteran leaves the field with concussion. After the game, Power coach Ken Hinkley confirmed Ebert had retired after 260 AFL games, including 76 for West Coast from 2008 to 2011. After Ebert emotionally embraced several teammates after the siren and led his side down the race, coach Ken Hinkley confirmed the 30-year-old is finished. 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Ebert led his team from the field and was spotted wiping tears from his eyes after he appeared to suffer another serious head knock late in the last quarter — ending his career on the spot. Your new favourite AFL footy podcast. Brad Ebert’s future after this season is yet to be decided but, if this is the end, then the Port Adelaide royalty is looking to go out on a high. Power coach Ken Hinkley said after the game his senior player had hung up his boots. Ebert was drafted to West Coast with pick 13 in the 2007 draft, where he played until 2011 before requesting a trade to the Power, the club where his family have an enormous legacy. "It's pretty clear if you watched coming off the ground tonight, Brad's done as an AFL player," Hinkley said. The forward was able to walk off the ground with his teammates after the loss, with players from both sides getting around him post-match. But he’s been pretty certain that this was probably going to be the end because he wasn’t prepared to risk any further injury to his head. As did Port. news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site, Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >, AFL trades 2020: Jeremy Cameron leaves GWS, free agency news. "He just kept at it right until the end.". You know to get there, you've got to go past Richmond at some point. Can Cats veteran shut down Lynch in grand final. NBA 2020: Michael Jordan sledge, Kobe Bryant, 2003 Wizards V... AFL 2020: Tom Lynch drink fan membership, Richmond, Port Ade... Valerie Loureda Bellator news: Hollywood calls star after In... Dally M Awards 2020 live: NRL, updates, news, leaderboard, w... Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Tonight we weren't ready. Port Adelaide veteran Brad Ebert produced one of the most courageous acts of the AFL season, which turned out to be was his final act in the AFL. Port Adelaide warrior Brad Ebert has played his last AFL game after his final act on the football field was a career-ending concussion. AFL: Richmond's shrewd decision-making helped it get through to a Grand Final, while Port Adelaide will be left to rue so many missed opportunities. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. Obviously a great dad. "He's got to put himself, his health and his family first. Port Adelaide star Brad Ebert has silently walked into retirement after his dream footy farewell turned into a cruel nightmare. View the profiles of people named Brad Ebert. Trainers went straight out to the 30-year-old, who was already in a helmet because of concussion issues in the past. Late in the fourth quarter of Friday night's brutal six-point preliminary final loss to Richmond, Ebert's head slammed into the Adelaide Oval turf after he courageously launched himself to spoil big forward Jack Riewoldt as the gripping contest was still, as it was all night, very much in the balance. "You get these days where you learn the harshest lessons. "The opposition was fierce," he said. AFL Live Scores: Preliminary final match centres. Port Adelaide warrior Brad Ebert has played his last AFL game after his final act on the football field was a career-ending concussion.
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