AFL Rd 3 - Collingwood v St Kilda
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20: Rowan Marshall of the Saints and Brodie Grundy of the Magpies compete in the ruck during the round 3 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the St Kilda Saints at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 20, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Star Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy’s decline in form is becoming a serious worry according to Fox Footy analyst David King.

Grundy, a two-time All-Australian ruckman, has had one of the biggest form declines in the competition, according to the Official AFL Player Ratings.

He was ranked the third-best player in the AFL last year, but now is ranked equal 34th.

“They’ve got a bigger problem with Brodie Grundy than they have with any other player on their list,” King said.

“He was a dominant force. A dominant force. He was the reason why you thought, this game will be separated because of this midfield, and largely because of Brodie in the ruck.

“We don’t say that any more.”

Collingwood’s close loss to Brisbane on Friday night prompted further questions about Grundy’s recent performances, led by Hawks great Dermott Brereton

“He’s injured or he’s hit the wall,” Brereton said.

“He has rucked unchanged for three years, a couple of minutes here from various players, Cox if he’s in, but we’re talking a couple of minutes.

“We’ll hear at the end of the year he’s carrying an injury or he’s hit the wall.”

Grundy signed a seven-year contract extension with the Pies worth roughly $1 million-per-season last year.

He capped a stellar 2019 with an All-Australian selection, his second nod in as many years.