Adelaide have granted young tall Fischer McAsey personal leave ahead of the Crows' return for pre-season training, with the 21-year-old unlikely to resume training this year.
The club confirmed on Sunday that McAsey would not begin training along with fellow first to fourth-year players from Monday.
The Crows are set to allow McAsey "the time and space that he requires" for the coming weeks.
“We are fully supportive of Fischer taking personal leave and we will give him the time and space that he requires,” Adelaide football boss Adam Kelly said.
“We will remain in regular communication with him, as well as his management, to ensure he has ongoing support while away from the Club.
“As always, the welfare of our people is the top priority and we ask that Fischer's privacy be respected during this period.”
McAsey has played 10 games for the Crows since joining them as the sixth overall selection in the 2019 National Draft.
The Victorian hasn't played a match at AFL level since his 2020 debut season in the competition.
McAsey was linked to a potential move back to his home state this year and is contracted until the end of 2023.