PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Liam Ryan of the Eagles runs with the ball during the AFL Preliminary Final match between the West Coast Eagles and the Melbourne Demons on September 22, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

West Coast forward Liam Ryan will face drink driving charges in October, following an incident involving the 21-year-old back in July.

Ryan crashed his car into a tree on the Monday morning following the Eagles’ loss to Adelaide in Round 15, and was hit with a two-game ban imposed by the club.

West Coast will continue to support Ryan, and released the following statement on Thursday night.

The West Coast Eagles are aware that small forward Liam Ryan will face drink driving charges in October, as the result of an incident that occurred in early July.

While Ryan was suspended for two AFL games by the club at the time, it has and will continue to work closely with him, with his health and wellbeing always being a priority.

The club has kept the AFL informed of all circumstances around this incident and Liam has at all times co-operated fully with police.

The club understands the media interest around the situation, but as this is an on-going legal matter and it involves sensitive personal issues around Liam’s health and well being, there will be no further comment until the legal process has been concluded.