Adelaide Crows’ football great has been granted leave from pre-season training following the death of his unborn baby.

Taylor (Tex) Walker, 28, and his partner Ellie Brown, 27, announced their baby was due in March in a post shared to social media in September.

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When 4 becomes 5 ???????????????????? Baby Walker due March 2019 Super excited @elsbrown

A post shared by Taylor Walker (@texwalka13) on

But the Adelaide Crows shared the heartbreaking update in a club statement on Thursday.

‘Adelaide has granted Taylor Walker personal leave following the loss of he and his partner Ellie’s unborn baby,’ the statement said.

‘The thoughts of the entire Crows family are with Taylor and Ellie, as well as their extended family, at this difficult time.

‘The Club asks that their privacy is respected and there will be no further comment at this stage.’




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My sexy Mumma! @elsbrown A post shared by Taylor Walker (@texwalka13) on

Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time x

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  • I hope the media will respect their privacy but unfortunately they may have to go into hiding to achieve that.


  • It is a very emotional sad time for them.


  • This is so sad to hear and even worse being the second one at the club recently :(


  • So hard to go through this – at least it’s the off season so he doesn’t also have to go through feeling he is letting the team down.


  • it is a rattling and heartbreaking experience for any family to go through. I wish them all the best


  • Understanding how they feel. Hope they get through it ok.


  • So sad. Condolences to family


  • This is so sad and completely sympathise.


  • So sad to hear. I hope they receive all the support and love they need to help them heal.


  • Very sad! I wonder how far along she was?


  • A beautiful angel will shine bright. Xxx. God bless. Xxx


  • I also have miscarried a bub so my thoughts and prayers are with them.


  • very sad and it reminds everyone that a large percentage of pregnancies end in loss.


  • Very sad,my heart goes out to the family.


  • Aw bless, that is sad.


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