Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin ruled out for the season as he battles mental health issue

SYDNEY Swans star Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin has been ruled out for the remainder of the AFL finals series.

His coach, John Longmire, today revealed that Franklin will be unavailable as he continues to battle with his mental health.

Franklin was ruled out of last weekend’s qualifying final loss to Fremantle, shocking the AFL community.


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He has since received an abundance of support and respect  since going public with his battle.