MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: Jarrod Pickett of the Blues celebrates after kicking a goal during the round 22 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Carlton and former number four draft pick Jarrod Pickett have mutually parted ways, bringing an end to Pickett’s time at the Blues.

A statement on Carlton’s website cited Pickett’s motivation to play at the highest level, with the club also confirming they will continue to help him overcome a knee injury he sustained last year.

Carlton’s GM of List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni made the following comments.

“Both parties have made the decision to part ways now in order to allow Jarrod to get back home to his family,” Silvagni told the club’s website.

“We will provide Jarrod with the necessary assistance he requires to begin the next chapter of his life and we wish him all the best for the future.”

Pickett played 17 games for the Blues, with his final game coming in round 21, 2018.