Sydney Swans forward Lance Franklin has been ruled out of Saturday’s qualifying final against Fremantle due to illness.
Lance is currently being treated for an ongoing mental health condition.
Sydney Swans General Manager of Football, Tom Harley, said the Club was doing everything possible to support Lance through this time.
“Our first priority is looking after Lance’s health,” Harley said.
“Lance has been open with the Club about his condition and while we consider it a private medical matter, he is aware he has our full support.
“The timeframe on his return is unclear at this stage. He will certainly miss this week’s match and we will continue to monitor his condition.
The Club asks that Lance’s privacy – and that of his family – be respected at this time.
Anyone seeking counselling or help with mental health issues can contact www.beyondblue.org.au