Bobby Hill, a young gunman from Great Western Sydney, will take an indefinite break from football after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
The 22-year-old will undergo surgery this week and then recover, with a return to the AFL yet to be determined.
Hill played at the rate of the Giants in Brisbane on Saturday.
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Giants football manager Jason McCartney said: “We have the full support of Bobby and his family. As always, they are going through this period.”
“His health and well-being is our top priority and he will receive the best medical care he can on Tuesday and beyond.
“There will be a time for his recovery before further medical evaluation to understand if any additional steps are needed.
“Bobby is in good spirits and knows he has the support and love of the whole Giants family.”
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