Hawthorn key forward Jarryd Roughead will be sidelined from AFL footy for an indefinite amount of time, after the club announced he would be undergoing treatment for skin cancer.
“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.”
Roughead, who has extremely fair skin, is known to be super vigilant with regards to skin and sun safety, and has regular skin checks with his club doctors.