THE AFL Players’ Association has offered its support to James Hird in the wake of his overdose.
The Essendon great was taken by ambulance and treated for an overdose at the Cabrini Hospital last Wednesday night before he was transferred to a specialist mental health treatment centre.
Association chief Paul Marsh confirmed on Monday that the players union has contacted “someone close to” Hird and, like for all former AFL players, is on call if needed.
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But Marsh declined to comment on whether the league should have done more for Hird.
“James is a former player. We have over 3000 past players as members of the AFLPA,” Marsh said.
“We’ve reached out to someone close to James to offer our support and if we can help James or his family in any way, we will.”
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