'They don't have all the facts and have been misinformed'

Gary Ablett of the Gold Coast Suns takes a mark.
Gary Ablett of the Gold Coast Suns takes a mark. DAN PELED

GARY Ablett has deleted his social media apps and stopped watching TV, saying he doesn't want to read into the constant commentary about his future.

Ablett says he does not know if he will play next year or where but said he can still see a future playing on the Gold Coast next year if the personal situation that led him to request a trade at the end of last season could be addressed.

"Yeah, no doubt, if we can work through some things that are going on off-field,” he said.

"I don't know what that looks like, but if we can work through that I'm really enjoying myself up here.

"And it shows on the weekend we can play a good brand of football.”

Ablett endured the toughest week of his career after round two and admitted he had become frustrated at what he described as uninformed comments about his intentions.

"I won't lie, I was disappointed in a couple of articles I heard about. The biggest thing is when you know they don't have all the facts and have been misinformed, that can be disappointing,” he said.

The dual Brownlow Medallist will play his 100th game for the Suns against Carlton on Saturday - becoming the fifth player to achieve the milestone.

Ablett bounced back from a week of heavy criticism in the Suns' 102-point loss to GWS in round two to be one of their best players in the record breaking 86-point victory over Hawthorn on Sunday.

He collected 36 possessions, won 10 clearances and booted two goals.

Ablett told The Courier-Mail last November that he could not guarantee he would play on after this year, despite having a year to run on his contract, and nothing has changed.

He stressed no decision would be made until the end of the year.

"I don't know what 2018 looks like, I'll sit down with the club at the end of the year and discuss it then,” he said.

He repeated that his uncertainty was because of personal issues relating to his family and stressed he was not unhappy with the Suns and nor had he grown weary of football.

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