Fremantle have confirmed star recruit Jesse Hogan won’t face North Melbourne on Sunday, as he continues to “focus on his personal management of clinical anxiety.”
Fremantle’s general manager of football Peter Bell provided a statement to the club’s website regarding Hogan, stating the former Melbourne forward made poor choices regarding alcohol over the weekend and missed a training session on Sunday morning.
The Dockers’ boss didn’t put a timeframe on when Hogan would return.
“Jesse will not be available for selection for Sunday’s game against North Melbourne at Optus Stadium while he focuses on his personal management of clinical anxiety,” Bell said.
“The club has been aware of Jesse’s clinical anxiety and has wrapped the appropriate support measures around him and will continue to do so.
“Jesse continues to train very hard on the training track and he will continue to train with the team, but his clinical anxiety can lead to him making poor decisions around alcohol consumption and, therefore, impact his health and wellbeing.
“Jesse made poor choices around alcohol consumption on Saturday evening prior to our training run at Optus Stadium on Sunday and as a result he did not take part in training.
“Jesse’s circumstances have been shared with club leaders and the player leadership group.
“The club and our playing group are united in continuing to provide all the necessary ongoing support to Jesse, and we are not putting a time frame on his return to playing.”