MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 09: Paul Seedsman of the Crows runs with the ball during the round 17 AFL match between Essendon Bombers and Adelaide Crows at Marvel Stadium on July 09, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Despite a series of concussions strapping him to the sidelines for the entirety of the 2022 season, Adelaide winger Paul Seedsman is set to see his contract with the club honoured in 2023.

While Seedsman has not laced the boots since Round 23 of the 2021 season after sustaining his latest head knock during a marking contest in December, the 30-year-old has made advances in his recovery across the course of the year.

After being placed on the Crows' inactive list in May, the Victorian returned to his state of origin for consultations with specialists regarding his future, before returning to light training duties as of late.

The former Magpie remains a signed prospect at West Lakes for next season and will become a restricted free agent at its completion.

Despite reports from News Corp that the frustrated conduit has held no discussions with the club regarding his retirement, head coach Matthew Nicks was unable to provide a timeline for Seedsman's return when quizzed by members of the media.

“I expect him to be on the list next year, it’s just a matter of how he progresses now, it’s day to day, month to month,” Nicks stated.

“He’s having some really strong days, he’s now taking some of his training to the next level but I don’t know any more detail around it than that."

Although unable to get his hands dirty for Nicks' side, Seedsman has played an off-field role for the Crows, joining his head coach on the bench at least once during the current campaign.

And while there still remains ambiguity regarding the Rowville product's on-field future, Nicks stressed that Seedsman still had a role to play for the Crows.

“I look forward to working with Paul for many more years," he added.

“Whether that’s on-field or not on the field is something we’ve got to work through and he’s working through at the moment.

“There’s some big challenges with that but he’s doing a great job.”

Since crossing over from Collingwood at the cessation of 2015, Seedsman has donned the Crows' tri-colours on 83 occasions, reaching his peak on a wing during the 2021 season.