The AFL playing career of Fremantle utility Jayden Pitt has been put on hold due to a recently diagnosed heart irregularity.
Pitt will return to Melbourne with his family to seek further opinions on the initial diagnosis.
The club did not release any further details about the nature of the heart irregularity.
“The club will be working closely with Jayden, his family and his management to determine the best course of action for his future,” Fremantle football operations manager Chris Bond said in a statement released on Tuesday night.
“In the meantime, training and playing football for Jayden have been put on hold while further opinions are sought.”
The 20-year-old has played 10 games since being recruited with pick No.20 in the 2010 national draft.
Pitt’s health scare follows bad news on the injury front for ruckman Aaron Sandilands, who will miss up to 12 weeks after it was deemed he needs surgery on his left hamstring.
Fremantle have a bye this weekend after opening their season with a 28-point win over arch rivals West Coast.