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saints.com.au  April 16, 2018 5:26 PM

A message from Dylan Roberton (17/4) Dylan Roberton provides an update on his health following St Kilda's Round 4 clash with Geelong.

It was confirmed late this afternoon that Saints defender Dylan Roberton is going home today.

The 26-year-old spent the night in Geelong’s Epworth Hospital following his sudden collapse in the second quarter at Geelong on Sunday evening.

St Kilda’s General Manager of Football, Simon Lethlean, addressed the media on Monday afternoon with an update on the suspected heart-related incident.

“Dylan went to the hospital last night down at Geelong at the Epworth accompanied by the club doctor,” Lethlean said.

“He was very alert, feeling good, able to have a meal and slept overnight while being monitored closely.

“There’s a number of tests to undertake as standard procedure for any heart-related issues that’ll take 1-2 weeks, and we’ll monitor those results closely."

Lethlean confirmed that Roberton's health and wellbeing would be the main priority for the club.

“What Dylan reported was dizziness and then a blackout," he said.

"He was then tested by some very experienced doctors on the bench that thought there was probably some irregularity in his heartbeat

“In the short term, he’ll have a number of different tests, and those results will dictate where he goes thereafter, but there’ll be no exercise in the meantime."