Adelaide Crows prima Taylor Walker has been near retired of the club's Showdown with Port Adelaide, which comes pursuing allegations that helium directed a radical slur astatine an hostile during a caller SANFL contest.
It was revealed yesterday the erstwhile Crows skipper allegedly made a comment to a Crows subordinate astir ex-St Kilda and existent North Adelaide subordinate Robbie Young, during a quarter-time huddle successful the July 17 SANFL clash betwixt Adelaide and North Adelaide.
Walker, who has enjoyed a resurgent play for the Crows by kicking 48 goals successful 17 games truthful acold successful 2021, was exempt from today's grooming and has present since been near retired of the squad for Saturday's clash with the Power.
The 31-year-old's omission was confirmed successful the club's play squad announcement.
"Crows guardant Taylor Walker was not considered for enactment for this weekend's crippled against Port Adelaide and has been omitted," the announcement connected the club's website read.
Along with Walker, Sam Berry and James Rowe person besides been omitted arsenic debutant Brayden Cook comes into the side, arsenic good David Mackay and Riley Thilthorp.
Crows adjunct Nathan van Berlo was pressed by reporters earlier contiguous regarding the matter, but chose to stay tight-lipped, with the nine not acceptable to marque a comment.
"I recognize there's truly precocious level of involvement successful the shot nine astatine the infinitesimal but I anticipation you tin recognize and admit that I'm not successful a presumption to marque immoderate remark this morning, owed to the information it is simply a highly delicate and highly confidential substance astatine the clip being," helium said.
"We had a treatment arsenic a radical but we're not going to spell into details astatine this stage."