Sydney released a statement on Tuesday regarding Franklin’s withdrawal from the Swans’ squad.
“Lance is currently being treated for an ongoing mental health condition,” the statement read.
Sydney Swans General Manager of Football, Tom Harley, said that the club will do everything it can to support Franklin.
“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.”