After careful consideration, the club can confirm that Lance Franklin suffers mild epilepsy – unrelated to the current mental health issues he is dealing with.
The Club can confirm that Lance suffered a mild epileptic seizure on Friday morning at a café near his home.
He was taken to hospital and discharged later that afternoon following consultation with a specialist. The Club has been aware of his condition for some time.
On Saturday morning, he was medically assessed and cleared to take his place in the team for Saturday night’s match against the Gold Coast.
This incident is not clinically linked to the mental health condition he is currently dealing with, and both Lance and the Club have considered it a private medical matter. However in light of recent media reports, the Club wishes to clarify the situation.