Hawks veteran Shaun Burgoyne has not ruled out the possibility of extending his career into an 18th season in 2019.
Turning 36 years old in October, the former Power player says he will make a decision on his playing future later in the year.
“That’s up to my manager to sit down and speak with Graham Wright and the club to see the direction that the club’s going in and if I fit in that or not … we weigh it up,” Burgoyne told SEN.
“I’m comfortable where things lie, I know exactly where I sit in the footy landscape, within the club.
“I do know (at) my age, that one injury and the career’s over, serious injury that’d be.”
Burgoye is set to play his 348th game this weekend, when the Hawks host the Eagles at Etihad Stadium. If he plays the remaining 13 games of the home and away season, he will move into 11th on the all-time AFL games played list.
The utility has played six games for Hawthorn this season, averaging 16.5 disposals, 3.8 marks and 3.0 tackler per game.