Hawthorn winger Tom Scully has stepped away from his AFL commitments to deal with a personal issue.
Scully, 29, has missed the past two weeks of pre-season training, with the Hawks supporting his absence.
“Tom has requested time off from his football commitments due to personal circumstances,” a Hawthorn spokesperson said.
“Hawthorn is fully supportive of Tom’s request and remains in regular communication with Tom to provide him with any support required.
“The club ask that Tom’s privacy is respected at this time and will provide a further update when available.”
Scully joined Hawthorn via a trade from GWS at the end of 2018, costing the Hawks just a future fourth-round pick off the back of a serious ankle injury.
He played 21 games in his first season at Hawthorn and another 14 last year.
The 2009 No.1 pick, Scully previously played 31 games at Melbourne and 121 at GWS.
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