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Hawks star ruled out indefinitely with melanoma scare

  • Hawks star ruled out indefinitely with melanoma scare

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 05: Jarryd Roughead of the Hawks stretches during a Hawthorn Hawks AFL media session at Waverley Park on May 5, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Hawthorn star Jarryd Roughead has been ruled out indefinitely after another melanoma scare. 

Roughead missed a month of football last season when early detection showed a melanoma on his lip. 

Hawthorn Football Opeartions boss Chris Fagan says football is a secondary concern for Roughead. 

“Jarryd went for a regular check-up yesterday and unfortunately a recurrence of melanoma was detected.

“The positive is that it’s been picked up early and Jarryd is in the best hands possible.

"Jarryd’s health is the most important issue at this time. His long-term playing future is very-much secondary to that and is not even a consideration at this point in time.

"This is a private medical matter and we would ask everyone to respect Jarryd and his family’s request for privacy during this time.”

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