West Coast midfielder Xavier Ellis has announced his retirement from AFL football.
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Ellis played 86 games with Hawthorn, including the 2008 premiership, after being selected with pick No.3 in the 2005 National Draft.
He was plagued by injuries in his final few seasons at the Hawks, managing just 16 games in his last three years at the club.
He then joined the Eagles as a free agent at the end of 2013, playing 34 games in three seasons, with injuries ultimately cutting short his career.
He partially tore his Achilles in Round 1 this season, before suffering yet another soft tissue injury last weekend.
The 28-year-old made the announcement via Instagram on Tuesday afternoon.
“I’m done!! Thank you all involved at Hawthorn and West Coast for the 11 tremendous years,” he wrote.
“Amazing highs and a few to many lows, but was well worth the work. These legs need a rest now.”