ADELAIDE forward Taylor Walker has revealed he's been forced to consider his future in the game during the AFL shutdown period.
Despite holding a contract for 2021, the former skipper said the extra downtime to the halt in the season has allowed for more thinking time.
"I'd be lying if I sat here right now and said I haven't stressed about when my career will finish, will we play at the end of the year and things like that," Walker told Channel Seven.
"They're all things that when you've got time on your side you sit down and think about.
"Potentially, it puts some stress onto people that it's not only financial stress but your wellbeing, your family and things like that.
Walker, who turns 30 on Saturday, remains the focal point in the Crows' attack and last year led the club's goalkicking with 43 majors.
After holding the co-captaincy with Rory Sloane last season, he opted to stand down from the position and remove himself from the leadership group heading into 2020.
Key Crows out of contract at the end of this season include Brad Crouch, Kyle Hartigan and Rory Atkins.