Wakefield have released the following statement concerning winger Richard Owen:
The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats can confirm that Richard Owen has voluntarily agreed to enter a rehabilitation programme with the Sporting Chance Clinic. The Club applauds Richard’s initiative in this decision, and will continue to fully support Richard throughout the process.
In order to allow Richard to focus upon his recovery, the Club has agreed that Richard will be made unavailable for selection, for the foreseeable future.
The Club would like to thank Sporting Chance and the RFL, for the opportunity afforded to Richard to undertake such specialist treatment. We would ask that all supporters and members of the press respect Richard’s privacy during this very important period.
The Club will be making no further comment at this time.