Shane Kersten came out on the Dockers after a season ruined by an injury
The utility FREMANTLE Shane Kersten will walk this week from the Dockers after a division with coach Ross Lyon.
AFL.com.au understands that the relationship between Kersten and Lyon has been broken for a few months and dates back to the clash between the couple after Lachie Neale's departure to Brisbane.
The paperwork should be finalized in the coming days for an immediate release.
Shane Kersten in action during the Western Derby round 17, 2017. Image: AFL Photos
Kersten failed to play football at the AFL or WAFL level this season after a pre-season foot injury and was rarely spotted at the club's Cockburn facilities throughout the year.
The 26-year-old moved to Fremantle from Geelong with a three-year deal before the 2017 season and managed 29 games for the Dockers.
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Kersten in the gym in Fremantle in February of this year. Image: AFL Photos
With the arrival of the main strikers Jesse Hogan and Rory Lobb and the growth of defenders Joel Hamling, Alex Pearce and Luke Ryan, Kersten was a great player to bargain for the 2020 season.
The Dockers have already separated from the injured midfielder Harley Bennell this season.