I lost my mother at 25, and it took me 10+years to break free from the depression and sadness from the loss. The impact it had on me, and my other sibling/family members was heart wrenching.
Now I don’t know if it has anything at all to do with that specifically.
But some of the posts about being ‘soft’ and ‘weak’ are right up there with the most ignorant and heartless things I’ve ever read anywhere.
The kid is doing everything he can to make it. He’s lost a heap of weight, but when the body keeps failing, and the mind is already fragile, it’s near impossible to keep going.
He needs a 3-4 week ‘reset’ , added support around him, then he can come back fresh and ready for another block of training.
Truth is, we can never live in someones skin and truly know the impact of their personal issues.
And we completely underestimate just how demanding AFL footy is.
Seeing him playing good consistent VFL footy is a nice, pressure free starting point for Aaron in 2018. Let him have the space to get well.