Hawthorn midfielder Tom Scully has been granted permission to step away from the club to deal with a personal matter, per AFL.com.au.

"Tom has requested time off from his football commitments due to personal circumstances," a Hawthorn spokesperson toldĀ AFL.com.au.

"Hawthorn is fully supportive of Tom's request and remains in regular communication with Tom to provide him with any support required.

"The club ask that Tom's privacy is respected at this time and will provide a further update when available."

It is understood that Scully has not trained with the club in the past two weeks.

The 29-year-old has played 35 games for the Hawks since leaving GWS at the end of the 2018 season and is currently in the final year of his contract at Hawthorn.