Western Bulldogs ruckman Tom Boyd takes leave to deal with clinical depression

Western Bulldogs premiership hero Tom Boyd has been granted leave to have treatment for clinical depression.

The Bulldogs released a statement on Wednesday, revealing the ruckman-forward had been dealing with the mental illness for some time.

“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,” the Bulldogs said.

“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.”

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