Fremantle’s general manager of football Peter Bell has provided an update regarding Jesse Hogan’s playing availability.
“Jesse will not be available for selection for Sunday’s game against North Melbourne at Optus Stadium while he focuses on his personal management of anxiety,” Bell said.
“The club has been aware of Jesse’s anxiety and has wrapped the appropriate support measures around him and will continue to do so.
“Jesse continues to train very hard on the training track and he will continue to train with the team, but his anxiety can lead to him making poor decisions around alcohol consumption and, therefore, impact his health and wellbeing.
“Jesse made poor choices around alcohol consumption on Saturday evening prior to our training run at Optus Stadium on Sunday and as a result he did not take part in training.
“Jesse’s circumstances have been shared with club leaders and the player leadership group.
“The club and our playing group are united in continuing to provide all the necessary ongoing support to Jesse, and we are not putting a time frame on his return to playing.”