Axed Crow suffers devastating injury setback
The 30-year-old was delisted by Adelaide at the end of the 2021 season, bringing to end a 200-game stint with the Crows in which he won two All-Australian blazers and a club best and fairest.
Talia's manager, Liam Pickering, has revealed he won't be fit to play in 2022 after suffering a setback in his fight against a foot injury.
"His family, they want to stay in Adelaide, he's got two young kids under two, his wife's an Adelaide girl," Pickering told SEN radio.
"He did have a chat with Richmond and I think the Tigers felt the same thing. They felt it was going to be hard to get him over, anyway.
"They also had concerns about his foot, which they've got every right to have, when we spoke to them straight after the season."
Talia didn't play a single AFL match in 2021 as he battled his foot injury.
"It's still not much good," Pickering said.
"He's going to have to go back and have some surgery.
"Talia won't be playing next year.
"The foot has kept him out for a year and he's been rehabbing it and trying to get it right, but it's just not coming good. He's had another setback with it.
"He'll have to speak to his surgeon and see where it's at.
"It's just not getting any better."
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