AFL news 2021: SANFL North Adelaide Grenville Dietrich has leg amputated

Legendary 1980s goalkicker Grenville Dietrich has had his leg cut off from “above the knee” after suffering complications from a fall.

One of the most beloved and effective legs in South Australian footy history is no more.

In a devastating turn of events North Adelaide cult hero Grenville Dietrich has had the right leg which kicked more than 400 goals in an iconic career amputated.

The former Roosters spearhead, who booted 445 majors in 103 games, including century hauls in the 1983 and 1984 seasons, suffered complications after a fall back in January.

He revealed on Facebook earlier this month he had undergone surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital after he had sat at home and “watched my toes turn black” after problems with blood…



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