The Sydney Swans have confirmed that star forward Lance Franklin won’t play again during the finals series as he seeks treatment for mental health issues.
Coach John Longmire confirmed he won’t return in 2015 as the Swans prepare for a sudden-death semi final against North Melbourne at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
“Footy is not on the agenda for Lance for the rest of the season as he has to get his mental health issues right,” Longmire said.
The Swans have also lost another key forward, Sam Reid, after he injured his hamstring in the team’s nine-point loss to Fremantle in Perth on the weekend.
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