Anonymous
Earlier this year

Retirement decision will depend on injury: Damo

Damian Martin has expressed a desire to continue playing but has revealed he has been managing an Achilles injury this season and has not been able to practice much.

If the doctors recommend surgery, it will likely mean the end of his career.

I hope Damo can keep playing!

Interview: https://youtu.be/YoQ4vqkNGyc

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

I think he'll keep going as a bench player on minimal $$ and move into a mentoring role in the squad.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What if his doctor says he needs surgery?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Don't you love it when people respond without even reading the first post

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

so he will listen to Drs advice in this case...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

at least he's being transparent and not trying to control the narative post the fact... like Sydney.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Damo can earn plenty off the court so playing hurt or battling along for a bench role and small money probably isn't super appealing!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Agreed - he's a registered celebrant and licensed real estate agent.

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Mobbin  
Earlier this year

And will get free drinks at every bar in WA

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If it was his last game it was a pity he couldn't celebrate that last victory in the knowledge it was the championship game.
Normally defensive specialists are disliked, mainly because they're nuisances and a bit dirty. But never heard one single bad thing about Martin, players, coaches or spectators.
Hopefully he can turn to coaching, would say any team would love him to be on board. Posts about players being ordinary coaches has been discussed with 36ers search, but Martin would have the respect, temperament and knowledge of culture to be successful. Just be a matter of X and O's.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Unfortunately, based on past injuries, if he says he has a sore Achilles and can't train, it likely means his foot is hanging by a thread.

If he does retire, Perth MUST keep him for at least one more (home) game. Give him the acclamation and send-off he deserves.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thanks Damo. You seriously should have retired after the jaw stuff. Great player.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If basketball had state of origin damo would play for nsw, Kay, Wagstaff. The team Bevo set up.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Hope the guy can keep playing for as long as he wants. True champion

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Should have been the face of our league instead of Goulding. Alas, being thr greatest defender ever and winning enough rings to sink a ship aren't things Aussies admire....apparently. Not to mention his likability.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

6 rings. 6 defensive player of the year awards.
Pound for pound one of the toughest yet likeable guys to ever play.

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ken  
Earlier this year

^ Likable lol

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ken  
Earlier this year

He has 25 jobs lined up bricklaying.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Casper Ware might get the bricklaying job first.

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Mobbin  
Earlier this year

safe to say he's scored more points then anyone here... And likely stopped more points then anyone in the league

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Casper stats this year are very similar to his championship year with United, he's not the only king that wasn’t perfect. Coaches also never change much up.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

" And likely stopped more points then anyone in the league"

Untrue. No player has ever scored on me in the NBL!

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Cornholio  
Earlier this year

True legend I would want to see him retire now after his 6th title.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any updates? Would like to see him back

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The Wildcats posted pictures of Damo today following what they described as heel surgery.

He mentioned in his final press conference that he had to see a specialist to determine if he needed surgery with an "Achilles" problem and if he did, that would likely spell the end.

Given the surgery is on the heel, does that make him more likely to carry on?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No. You do know where the achilles is don't you?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He's cooked. What a weird season to go out on.

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D2.0  
Last month

Unfortunately, based on past injuries, if he says he has a sore Achilles and can't train, it likely means his foot is hanging by a thread.

He has confirmed that he had a "full achilles reconstruction"
but he wants to play on, and the delay is helping his chances.

Good stuff

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