CONNOR Blakely has been dropped by Fremantle for going surfing on the same day he went home from the club due to illness.

Blakely, 21, left Dockers headquarters mid-afternoon on Wednesday before travelling two hours to his home town Bunbury and then further south to Yallingup, where he went for a surf.

The breakout midfielder, who this week signed a two-year contract extension until 2019, has subsequently been omitted from Sunday's clash against St Kilda at Domain Stadium.

"As a respected, young and emerging player at Fremantle, Connor knows the uncompromising standards that all of our players are required to adhere to and, in this instance, Connor has not been at the required level," general manager of football operations Chris Bond said.

"As a result Connor was withdrawn from the team to play St Kilda."

The Saints clash will be the first game that Blakely has missed during a breakout campaign this season.

He has averaged nearly 24 disposals per match, and was a revelation in a tagging role after an honest conversation with coach Ross Lyon about his form following the Dockers' round two shocker against Port Adelaide.

Blakely starred across half-back against Geelong last round, picking up 27 touches and taking seven marks in the two-point loss.

His indiscretion and subsequent axing comes as the Dockers made another two changes to their 25-man squad, with Stephen Hill (calf) and Josh Deluca (ankle) also withdrawn.

The teams for Sunday's game will be announced at 3pm AWST.