Will Pucovski, the highly-rated Victoria batsman who made a double-century in the opening round of the Sheffield Shield, will take an indefinite break from the game for treatment on a mental health-related illness.
Pucovski, 20, was withdrawn from the latest round of Shield matches on the eve of Victoria's game against New South Wales and his state has now confirmed it will be an extended absence.
"Will's health remains our highest priority and Cricket Victoria's medical staff will continue to provide support to Will during this time," Cricket Victoria's doctor Trefor James said.
Cricket Victoria general manager Shaun Graf said: "Will is a terrific young player and we need to do what's best for him at this time. We'll continue to work with our medical staff to determine the best training and preparation plan to support Will at this time."
Pucovski hit 243 against Western Australia at the WACA, his second first-class century in seven matches, and given Australia's current batting problems he was already been talked about as a potential option for the Test team.
He has previously had to battle a series of concussions during his brief career following a number of blows to the head.