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Yarran returns to Tigers after lay-off

  • Yarran returns to Tigers after lay-off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 27: Chris Yarran of the Tigers passes the ball during a Richmond Tigers AFL training session at ME Bank Centre on November 27, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Star Richmond recruit Chris Yarran has returned to the AFL club after a month-long lay-off to deal with a mental health issue.

The running defender has not played a game for the Tigers after being brought in from Carlton in exchange for draft pick No.19 on a three-year deal at the end of last season.

Yarran has struggled with a calf injury this year and also underwent foot surgery.

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The 25-year-old took time off in his hometown of Perth in May to deal with a family issue before seeking mental health treatment.

"After consultation with medical staff, we have agreed that Chris is ready to return to the club, and he has commenced training this week," Richmond football general manager Dan Richardson told the club's website.

"We will continue to provide him every support he needs to manage his condition.

"No timeline has been put on his return to playing football."

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