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Longer to step away

Ruckman Billy Longer will step away from football for the remainder of the season to focus on his health and wellbeing. - Billy Longer
Ruckman Billy Longer will step away from football for the remainder of the season to focus on his health and wellbeing.

Ruckman Billy Longer will step away from football for the remainder of the season to focus on his health and wellbeing.

Longer has been sidelined since Round 10 as he deals with a sinus issue and symptoms relating to a concussion incurred while playing for Sandringham in the VFL.

General Manager of Football Simon Lethlean said Longer would continue to receive support through the club doctor as he takes a break away from the club.

“We have been working with Billy as he deals with some physical symptoms that have prevented him from getting back to full training.”

“After working with our medicos, the Club and Billy have decided that the best approach is for Billy to step away from football for the remainder of the season and concentrate on his health and well-being”

“We will continue to support him through our club doctor and make sure he has access to specialists as required.”