The curse of injury, one of the loneliest places to be in a football side, having an injury and not being able to get on the track. It is depressing and hard to see the forest for the trees. All the best Jarrod.
Same . Really gutted me. This time last year was looking forward to 2019 season seeing Carlton with Docherty and Byrne down back and Pickett up forward half. **** we have had no luck. Good luck Jarrod. I really thought you had a great role to play for us when you got healthy and fit. Real shame.
Ease up there Tiger. Merely suggesting that the frustrating run of injuries added to the other factors such as the negative game plan and lack of opportunity may have made him question his love of the game.
Who knows? Maybe his injury is not progressing as well as expected and the outlook for his career at AFL level was not good? There could be a lot of things that the public will never be aware of.
Regardless of the reasons, I wish him well.
I reckon the discussions would have been ongoing throughout the season.
He looked 'puffy' and way off in the last photo I saw of him, and I doubt he was going to be offered a contract, or even the opportunity to earn another contract over the pre-season anyway.
Injuries really derailed any chance of a decent career unfortunately. Some players get hungrier to get back playing footy during long stints on the sidelines and do whatever it takes to be as fit as possible for their return; Pickett... got hungrier.
Shame. Reminded me of Rioli in his pre-draft footage, with his evasion, speed and toughness. Ran a 14+ beep test too, so clearly had some aerobic ability in his younger days.