St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton says he has made his family and health his top priorities by deciding to retire immediately from the AFL.
- Roberton had only made one AFL appearance since collapsing during a match in 2018
- He says the advice of doctors helped him decide to retire
- Roberton played 129 senior matches for the Saints and Dockers
Roberton, who played 129 senior matches for the Saints and Fremantle, announced his retirement this afternoon, two weeks out from the opening round of the AFL season.
He had played just one AFL match since collapsing at Kardinia Park due to a heart condition while playing for the Saints against Geelong in 2018.
The 29-year-old has been away from the club since January as he weighed up his future.