Will Pucovski, Victoria's famous batter who won a double century in the first round of the Sheffield Shield, will take an indefinite break from the game for the treatment of a mental health-related illness.
Pucovski, 20, retired from the last round of Shield matches on the eve of the victory match against New South Wales and his state has now confirmed that it will be a prolonged absence.
"Will's health remains our top priority and Cricket Victoria's medical staff" I will continue to support Will during this time, "said Cricket Victoria's physician, Trefor James.
The general manager of Cricket Victoria , Shaun Graf, said: "Will is an excellent young player and we have to do the best for him right now. I will continue to work with our medical staff to determine the best training plan and preparation to support Will at this time. "
Pucovski batted 243 against Western Australia at WACA, his second century of first class in seven games, and given the Australia's current batting problems had already been mentioned as a possible option for the testing team.
Previously he had to fight a series of concussions during his brief career after several blows to the head.