The NRL has given Blake Ferguson the green light to begin training with the Sydney Roosters.
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Troubled rugby league player Blake Ferguson has been given permission to begin training with the Sydney Roosters as he edges towards an NRL comeback.
Ferguson has been granted permission to join teammates at Roosters training, although his contract is yet to be formally registered, News Corp report.
Roosters chief executive Brian Canavan said the club sought the green light from the NRL before he began training with the squad this week.
“We just asked if he could start training,” Canavan told News Corp.
“It was more out of professional courtesy. There has been no other movement, in terms of contract registration.
“They have just allowed him to commence training. It’s put a spring in his step. He’s done everything right by the club since he’s been here.
“He’s been out of the game for a long period of time. He’s hungry to return.”
Ferguson was sacked last season by the Canberra Raiders after being found guilty of indecently assaulting a woman in a Sydney nightclub.