Illness spikes ex-Eagle Karl Langdon’s comeback in EJ Whitten Game

Former Eagles hard man Karl Langdon has been forced to pull out of a footy comeback in the the EJ Whitten Legends game on Friday night because of illness.

Langdon was going to line-up for the All-Stars team against the Vics at Etihad Stadium but was a late withdrawal.


The 48-year-old, who dyed his hair peroxide blonde to match his playing days, was the oldest player running out for the All-Stars.

“Just very high temperature,” the respected Radio 6PR footy commentator said via text.

“Saw doc Peter Larkins today and advised me not to play. I feel like shit anyway.

“I am still going to go but only as a spectator”.

Langdon, who hardly missed a game during the early stages of his 100-game career with the Eagles, had raised close to $6000 for the EJ Whitten Foundation.

Since the foundation began in 1995, it has raised more than $9.5 million for prostate cancer research and awareness.

Ted Whitten, who became known as “Mr Football” died from cancer in 1995.