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Tom Boyd to take leave of absence

July 5, 2017 11:00 AM

Beveridge on Tom Boyd's leave of absence Watch Senior Coach Luke Beveridge speak to the media on Wednesday afternoon after it was announced forward Tom Boyd would take a leave of absence from the Club while he receives treatment for clinical depression.

Western Bulldogs forward Tom Boyd has been provided a leave of absence from the Club while he receives treatment for clinical depression.

Tom has managed his illness in conjunction with the Bulldogs’ medical staff for an extended period, and will continue to receive the Club’s full support as he works through this challenge.

Tom has indicated a desire to return to playing as soon as possible, and the Club will work closely with Tom and the Bulldogs’ medical staff to determine a suitable time for reintegration into the training program.

The Club will continue to provide an extensive support framework to help Tom manage his illness, and asks for the respect for Tom’s position during this time.