Darius Boyd admitted to clinic for depression

Last updated 11:53 23/07/2014
Darius Boyd
Getty
SEEKING HELP: Knights star Darius Boyd has been admitted to a clinic to treat his depression.

Related Links

Garth Brennan in line for Knights coach's job Webster: Wayne Bennett puts legacy on line Wayne Bennett's Dragons deal down in flames Sea Eagles boss hits out over player rumours

Relevant offers

League

Panthers coach Ivan Cleary fears the worst from Auckland Nines Queensland look to bring in more new blood for State of Origin Melbourne Storm to experiment without captain Cameron Smith Steve 'Beaver' Menzies backs Big Willie Mason to lead Manly Former NRL halfback guilty of manslaughter Jarryd Hayne visits NFL team Detroit Lions: reports Melbourne Storm look to big home games in 2015 season Gold Coast Titans poised to sack forward Paul Carter over second DUI offence New Zealand Warriors handed tough start to 2015 NRL season NRL to run Anzac Day 10-hour marathon

Newcastle Knights fullback Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health clinic in order to seek treatment for depression.

Boyd, who reportedly caused A$1500 (NZ$1625) worth of damage to a hotel room in the Hunter Valley last week, willl be given indefinite leave from the Knights. 

"We are ensuring Darius gets the best possible care and treatment at this time," CEO Matt Gidley said in a statement on Wednesday.

"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."

There is no timeframe on Boyd's return to football.

The news follows reports on Wednesday that the Australian and Queensland State of Origin representative trashed a hotel room in the Hunter Valley.

According to News Corp Australia, Boyd caused A$1500 (NZ$1625) worth of damage after breaking a television, smashing glass and putting a hole in a wall last week.

He reportedly later rang the resort's general manager to apologise and offer to pay for the damage.

Gidley told the publication the club was not aware of the incident.

Ad Feedback

- Sydney Morning Herald

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who is your pick for international league player of the year?

Shaun Johnson

Jesse Bromwich

Sam Burgess

James Graham

Greg Inglis

Johnathan Thurston

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content