Rugby league bad boy Darius Boyd has been admitted to a health clinic to seek treatment for depression.
Newcastle Knights star Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health clinic to seek treatment for depression.
Boyd, who reportedly caused AUD$1,500 in damage to a hotel room in the Hunter Valley last week, has been given indefinite leave from the Knights.
“We are ensuring Darius gets the best possible care and treatment at this time,” CEO Matt Gidley said 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.
Boyd and a female companion reportedly left behind a smashed television, broken glass and a hole in one of the walls when they checked out of the Chateau Elan last Thursday.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the manager of the hotel, Joe Spagnolo, said the damage had not been reported to the authorities after Boyd rang up to apologise and offered to pay for the damage.
Gidley told the publication the club was not aware of the incident.