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Kosi's AFL career might be over: Lloyd
Sam Lienert
13:21 AEST Sun May 5 2013

St Kilda veteran forward Justin Koschitzke might have played his last AFL game, says Essendon great Matthew Lloyd.

Koschitzke, 30, is expected to cop at least a two-match suspension for Friday night's elbow to the head of Collingwood's Jamie Elliott.

With the Saints fast falling out of finals contention and rejuvenating their side with youth, Lloyd said by the time Koschitzke was available to play again, the club might have moved on.

Lloyd said if the Saints lost their next two games, against Carlton and Adelaide, to fall to a 1-7 record, coach Scott Watters might decide the club is better off blooding younger forwards.

"They probably won't win the next two games. You wonder whether they'll decide to play the kids and whether he ever plays Justin Koschitzke again," Lloyd told the Nine Network's Sunday Footy Show.

Lloyd said his former coach Kevin Sheedy might have taken a more sentimental approach with a 197-gamer and helped him reach the 200-game mark.

But he expected second-year coach Watters to be more hard-nosed.

"I'm not sure Scott Watters as a new coach would be in the same vein as Kevin Sheedy," Lloyd said.


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