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Injury forces Krakouer to quit
Former Collingwood forward Andrew Krakouer. Picture: Nic Ellis/The West Australian

A knee injury has forced 2010 Sandover medallist Andrew Krakouer to quit after one of the greatest careers of the modern WAFL era.

Krakouer, 31, told West Perth today that he could not continue after making just four senior appearances for the club this season.

He applied for a clearance to amateur club Bassendean last week in the first sign that his glittering league career was about to come to an end.

The son of Claremont and North Melbourne champion Jim, Krakouer was a superb rover whose stellar performances for Swan Districts in 2010 helped the club to a nail-biting one-point grand final win.

He played 102 AFL matches for Richmond before being de-listed as he faced a serious assault charge.

He was jailed over the matter but returned to play for Swans before being picked up by Collingwood.

He joined West Perth this season but has not played for the past month as he battled the knee problem.

The West Australian

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