Michael Gordon’s manager says the veteran fullback has not quit the Cronulla Sharks following reports he had walked out on the club on Tuesday.
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According to News Corp, Gordon failed to show at Sharks training on Tuesday after taking advice from the Rugby League Players Association.
The 31-year-old saw a psychologist on Tuesday to determine the impact of the recent events on his mental health.
Gordon is believed to have been given the all-clear to sign with the Eels last week, however the Eels reneged on the deal forcing the former State of Origin player to remain at the Sharks.
However, Gordon’s manager Andrew Purcell denied his client had walked out on the Sharks.
“I don’t know where that’s come from,” Purcell told AAP.
“From what I understand they are having a really relaxed training week because of the bye so I’m not sure if he was required.”
The report says Gordon told Sharks football manager Darren Mooney that he would no longer work under head coach Shane Flanagan following a series of broken promises.
Gordon is believed to have wanted to join the Eels as they offered him a deal for 2016, something the Sharks could not offer to the long-serving player.