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NRL player Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health facility just days after his birthday.

The 27 year old Newcastle Knights fullback is battling depression, with club officials not putting a time-frame on his return to the game.

Newcastle Knights fullback Darius Boyd
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Today's Daily Telegraph is reporting Boyd was involved in the trashing of a hotel room in the Hunter Valley last week, where $1500 worth of damage was done.

The hotel has confirmed that no further action will be taken against the Newcastle player.

In a statement released by the Knights, club CEO Matt Gidley says they're ensuring Boyd gets the best possible care and treatment.

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 in time, it is important Darius' focus is entirely on his treatment.

If you or someone you know needs emotional support, please contact Lifeline via or 13 11 14.


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