MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 17: Chris Yarran of the Tigers looks on during a Richmond Tigers AFL media session at Punt Road Oval on February 17, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Richmond recruit Chris Yarran to take indefinite leave

Tigers recruit Chris Yarran will take indefinite leave from Richmond to seek treatment for a mental health condition, the club has revealed.

The Tigers released the following statement via their website on Thursday morning.

Chris Yarran will take indefinite leave from the Richmond Football Club as he seeks treatment for a mental health condition. 

Chris, together with the Club’s medical and welfare staff, felt it was in his best interests to seek professional treatment away from the Club.

With Chris’ health and wellbeing the number one priority, no timeframe has been put on his return to football.

The Club will continue to provide Chris with all the support he needs during this period, and it asks that his privacy be respected during this time.

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