Irish Bombers star Conor McKenna has flown back to his homeland as he battles homesickness, as reported AFL.com.au.
According to Fox Sports’ Tom Morris, the defender has returned to Ireland indefinitely.
Essendon general manager Dan Richardson said the club had full support of McKenna.
“We have been in lengthy discussions with Conor over recent weeks and we are completely supportive of him returning home to be with his family at this time,” Richardson told essendonfc.com.au.
“We remain in constant communication with both Conor and his family and we will continue to provide our support during this period.”