Picture: Mark Evans. Source: Herald Sun.

Sydney’s Adam Goodes has been given a leave of absence from the Swans following the latest storm surrounding the veteran.

Coach John Longmire said that the 35-year-old, who has been booed by opposition fans for the majority of this season, is no certainty to play this week against Adelaide, with his emotional well being considered of the utmost importance.

“This is clearly an issue that he’s concerned about and is sick of, and needed a couple of days (off).

“That’s the most important thing, is that we address (the issue) and support Adam as much as we can,” Longmire said following training.

“He’s a very, very strong individual and he’s able to go about his business on a week to week basis.

“Sometimes though, we can assume that it doesn’t hurt, and it does.”