Carlton won't offer Blues veteran new contract

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Carlton won't connection seasoned Levi Casboult a caller contract, confirming connected Tuesday that helium would permission the nine astatine season's end.

Casboult, 31, has battled done injuries this play to play 12 games, taking his AFL tally to 153 for the Blues; playing arsenic a cardinal guardant and successful the ruck.

He joined Carlton successful the 2010 draught and debuted successful Round 17 of 2012. He was the club's starring goal-kicker successful 2017 but his clip is present up.

"The accidental to telephone Carlton location and unrecorded retired my boyhood imagination implicit the past 12 years has been incredible," Casboult said successful a statement.

Levi Casboult of the Blues. (Getty)

"To beryllium departing the nine with beingness rank and aft reaching the 150-game milestone earlier this year, is thing I americium incredibly arrogant of and americium honoured to person been capable to achieve.

"So galore radical astatine this shot nine person shown religion successful maine implicit the people of my vocation and I americium highly grateful for the enactment I person received, some internally from a staffing and subordinate constituent of view, and externally from my family, friends and each Carlton members and supporters."

Carlton manager David Teague said: "Levi has been navy bluish done and done from the precise archetypal infinitesimal helium stepped ft into IKON Park.

"He has experienced his just stock of ups and downs but his perseverance and determination to get the champion retired of himself and beryllium an important subordinate for Carlton has seen him go a revered subordinate of the playing group.

"Levi leaves the nine having etched his sanction successful Carlton's past arsenic a Life Member and helium should beryllium highly arrogant of each that helium has achieved crossed his 12-year career."

Casboult's exit from Carlton follows that of champion tiny guardant Eddie Betts, who volition hang up the boots aft playing his 350th AFL crippled this play successful the regular season's last round, against GWS.

Betts became renowned for his quality to consistently propulsion disconnected the freakish (Getty)

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