Two-time All-Australian Daniel Talia is set to miss the entire 2022 season after suffering another frustrating foot injury.
Former Adelaide Crows defender Daniel Talia will miss the entire 2022 season after suffering another foot injury, his manager has revealed.
The Crows delisted Talia at the end of the 2021 season, during which he failed to play a game.
The Richmond Tigers reportedly showed interest in signing the 30-year-old, but ultimately opted to instead recruit North Melbourne’s Robbie Tarrant.
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Speaking on SEN radio, Talia‘s manager Liam Pickering suggested the two-time All-Australian had no interest in leaving South Australia.
“His family, they want to stay in Adelaide. He‘s got two young kids under two, his wife’s an Adelaide girl,” Pickering said on Thursday morning.
“He did have a chat with Richmond and I think the Tigers felt the same thing. They felt it was going to be hard to get him over anyway.
“They also had concerns about his foot which they‘ve got every right to have when we spoke to them straight after the season.”
Being a delisted free agent, Talia would still be eligible to be sign with an AFL club during the off-season signing window.
But Pickering revealed that Talia’s tendon problem requires another operation, meaning he will be sidelined for another 12 months.
“It‘s still not much good. He’s going to have to go back and have some surgery. Talia won’t be playing next year,” he said.
“The foot has kept him out for a year and he‘s been rehabbing it and trying to get it right, but it’s just not coming good … he’s had another setback with it.
“He‘ll have to speak to his surgeon and see where it’s at. It’s just not getting any better.”
Talia played 200 games for Adelaide after making his AFL debut in 2010.