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Mitchell late withdrawal for Hawks

09/04/2011 07:10:55 PM Comments (0)

Hawthorn midfielder Sam Mitchell has been forced to pull out of his side's AFL clash with Richmond on Saturday night because of a family illness.

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson confirmed one of Mitchell's three children is ill.

"Mitch has got a bit going on in his life at the moment - one of his little ones is a little bit sick," Clarkson told Melbourne radio station Triple M.

"He's spending some time with his family at the moment which is important for him.

"We've probably known since yesterday that Sam was doubtful to front up.

"We just need to give him as much support as we can."

Mitchell's wife gave birth to twin girls Emmerson and Scarlett a fortnight ago.

Defender Brent Guerra steps in as Mitchell's replacement for the match against the Tigers at the MCG.

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