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Nathan Jones yet to "categorically" make decision to leave Perth for family reasons


Melbourne veteran Nathan Jones hasn’t “categorically” decided yet whether he’s going to leave the Perth hub in order to attend the birth of his twins, according to SEN Chief Sports Reporter Sam Edmund.

Jones has remained on the cusp of selection for several weeks, but the 33-year-old has only featured seven times this season.

With the Dees unlikely to make any changes ahead of the Grand Final on September 25, Jones has been widely tipped to leave Perth and head home for family reasons.

But Edmund reports that decision hasn’t been made just yet, despite several reports suggesting he’s opted to fly home and be with heavily pregnant wife Jerri.

“There’s a hard luck story but Nathan Jones…that’s an emotion-stirrer,” he said on SEN’s Crunch Time.

“Wife Jerri is about to give birth to twins and they’re about to become a family of four. He’s a former captain, 302 games played for the club and through all the hard times, if anyone is due success it’s this man.

“There are some reports out there that he’s made the decision to leave and fly back to Melbourne day, I’ve spoken to the Demons and he hasn’t made a decision categorically yet.

“He might still head home today, but they’re saying categorically that the decision hasn’t been made yet.”

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