MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26: Kayle Kirby of the Magpies and Neville Jetta of the Demons compete for the ball during the round 23 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Melbourne Demons at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 26, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Collingwood forward Kayle Kirby is likely to have played his last game in the AFL, according to manager Scott Lucas.

Kirby collapsed on-field in a VFL practice game against North Melbourne earlier in the season.

The 20-year-old was diagnosed with a hear complication and requires a medical clearance from his cardiologist.

Lucas said his client is unlikely to play at the highest level again.

“He’s going really well (health wise), but from a football point of view, it’s still a discussion taking place with the relevant heart specialists and the club,” Lucas told

“(Continuing to play) football may be a challenge, but quality of life, so forth, he has full clearance there.

“I wouldn’t say he’ll be delisted, I would think the (medical) advice would be he’s no longer able to play at the highest level because of his condition.”