MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Shaun Grigg of the Tigers looks on during the 2018 AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 21, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Premiership Tiger Shaun Grigg has called time on his career, effective immediately.

The 31-year old totalled 214 AFL games after crossing from Carlton at the end of 2010,  but hasn’t gotten on the park this season due to knee and hip injuries.

He played a key role in the club’s drought-breaking 2017 premiership as an unconventional back-up ruckman.

The midfielder was appreciative of his seven seasons in yellow and black.

“It’s been amazing to play 13 seasons of league football with two great clubs,” Grigg told richmondfc.com.au.

“I’ve loved my football journey, and feel incredibly grateful for the opportunity to play this great game.

“Although it’s difficult to make the decision to call time on my own career, it may give the Club a chance to provide someone else an opportunity.”

Richmond general manager Neil Balme commended Grigg for his service to the club.

“Shaun has been a wonderful contributor to our football club on and off the field,” he said.

“We’ve loved the way he’s gone about his football – always bringing a team-first attitude to the roles we’ve asked him to play.

“He brings a lot of fun to the Club, and has built great connections to his teammates, staff and coaches, and we will miss him.

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“We wish Shaun, his wife Sarah, and their two boys Sonny and Spencer all the best in their next chapter, and they’ll always be part of the Richmond family.”