Boyd Dealing With Depression

Has been granted leave of absence

Boyd Dealing With Depression

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Western Bulldogs premiership player Tom Boyd has been given absence of leave from the club to receive treatment for clinical depression.

In a statement, the club said: “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.”