Newcastle Knights full-back Darius Boyd has completed his treatment for depression – but will not play for the club again, Australian media are reporting.
Boyd made headlines last month when it was announced he would be checking into a Sydney mental health facility to seek treatment for depression, and he hasn’t featured in an NRL game since.
And the Knights confirmed yesterday that he won’t play for the club again this season after completing his program – with the Sydney Morning Herald suggesting he could be headed for Brisbane with coach Wayne Bennett – the only coach he has played for during his stellar career.
‘‘Darius Boyd has completed his rehabilitation program for depression in a Sydney mental health facility,’’ the Knights announced in a statement on Thursday.
‘‘Boyd won’t return to playing this season as he continues to focus on his recovery. Boyd hasn’t made a decision on his playing future.”