Newcastle Knights fullback Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health clinic in order to seek treatment for depression, with coach Wayne Bennett admitting he may not play again this season.
The Queensland and Australia star has been in the spotlight after being investigated for an incident in which $1500 worth of damage was done to a room in a Hunter Valley hotel he stayed at last Thursday. And, in a statement on the Knights’ website, CEO Matt Gidley revealed the unfortunate news.
“We are ensuring Darius gets the best possible care and treatment at this time,” Gidley said on Wednesday.
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“Depression is a serious illness in our society and we are pleased Darius has taken the first step in his recovery by acknowledging he needs help.
“Football is secondary at this point, it is important Darius’ focus is entirely on his treatment.”
The Knights confirmed in their statement that there was no timeframe on Boyd’s return to action.