Essendon Release Statement Regarding James Hird

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Essendon Release Statement Regarding James Hird

Essendon have just released a statement regarding James Hird and his recent hospitalisation.

It has been reported that Hird was discharged on Thursday afternoon.

Essendon chairman Lindsay Tanner said the club was completely behind their former captain and coach.

"On behalf of the entire Essendon family our thoughts are with James Hird and his family," Tanner said in a statement on the club's website.

"This is a personal and private matter and we ask the media to respect the privacy of James and his family.

"The club will continue to offer its support to James and the Hird family."

Bombers players have declined to comment about their former coach.

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