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St Kilda says Sean Dempster is seeking ‘medical advice’ as he considers AFL future


St Kilda says Sean Dempster is ‘seeking medical advice’ as the star defender considers his future.

Dempster was surprisingly left out of the Saints’ first round line-up and did not play VFL the following day.

The club said Dempster was currently undergoing medical assessment, but not specify any injury.

‘Sean has been an absolute warrior for the Saints for many years,’ St Kilda performance manager Jamie Cox said.

‘At the moment, he is seeking medical advice to best equip him to make a decision regarding his future as an AFL footballer.

‘Whilst the medical consultation Sean is currently receiving coincides with him not being selected in the Saints senior team, there is no ill will between Sean and the club.

‘He continues to receive our full support. 

‘Sean is a very private person and we wish to respect that while he seeks this advice.’