The out of contract 19-year-old was dropped to the NEAFL at the weekend where he had just four disposals.
Lions football manager David Noble said the decision had nothing to do with reports the young forward had been given time off to decide on his future.
"I can categorically deny it," Noble said.
"There's been no deadline given. We're talking to Josh's manager every few days but there is no timeframe whatsoever."
Schache's manager, Dave Trotter of McDonald Sports, echoed Noble's comments.
"It is more that they are giving him a rest because everyone watching him play (can see) he looks a bit fatigued," Trotter said.
"They said, 'Is this something that will help him?' His mum and brother were up on the weekend and they said, 'Why don't you just go home with them?'
"It is not related to his contract."