A Magpies defender appears to have left Olympic Park after posting an emotional farewell on social media on Wednesday night.
Trey Ruscoe, 21, appears to have been delisted by Collingwood following their premiership win, with the club apparently moving into off-season list management.
Ruscoe, who was drafted in the fourth round of the 2019 national draft from East Fremantle, has managed 18 AFL games with the Magpies.
While the possibility of being written off or retiring has been officially confirmed by Collingwood, Ruscoe’s Instagram post on Wednesday night suggests he certainly won’t be a Magpie next season, when a number of teammates commented on messages of support in response.
“Wow, what a journey this has been,” Ruscoe said via Instagram. “I have met some amazing people along the way who I am very grateful for and I am very happy to have had the opportunity to play for such a great club.
“The friendships I have made will be forever and I will miss everyone at the club so much. People have played a huge role in my career and I’ve learned many lessons along the way that I’m very grateful for.
“To our loyal Collingwood fans, you guys have been amazing and we/I couldn’t have done it without your ongoing support, thank you
Once officially announced, Ruscoe’s departure will mark Collingwood’s first squad change of the season since beating Brisbane in last Saturday’s grand final.
It is unknown at this time whether Ruscoe will pursue another opportunity in the league. This year’s delisted free agency period is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, November 1.