Collingwood player Josh Carmichael set to meet with AFL’s concussion panel to decide future

Collingwood’s Josh Carmichael will be the AFL’s latest player to meet with the league’s medical concussion panel to determine his future in coming weeks.

The 24-year-old last played for the Magpies’ VFL side in May – finishing the game on the sidelines due to another concussion.

Carmichael hasn’t been able to train or play since due to concussion symptoms.

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The midfielder sat out of part of the Magpies’ pre-season after suffering a concussion at training in December. It came after a concussion in Collingwood’s first VFL final last August.

The AFL’s independent board in April found Carmichael’s former teammate Nathan Murphy should cease his playing career after a series of head injuries.

A meeting with the league’s panel covers a wide-range of topics and can allow the player to continue their career if cleared.

Murphy was given the green light to play on after meeting with the panel last year following a concussion in the Magpies’ 2023 premiership.

However, further symptoms earlier this year led to another meeting and ultimately his retirement.

Melbourne premiership player Angus Brayshaw and Western Bulldogs draftee Aiden O’Driscoll called time on their careers earlier this year after similar meetings.

Carmichael was taken with pick No.9 in the 2022 AFL Mid-Season Draft and has played eight AFL games.

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