Newcastle Knights fullback Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health clinic in order to seek treatment for depression.
"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.
Media are requested to respect Boyd's privacy at this time. The Club will provide any appropriate updates in consultation with Boyd.