Kieran Foran has reportedly been issued a breach notice and stripped of the club captaincy by Parramatta for failing to fulfil his NRL club duties.
Fox Sports reported star halfback Foran was issued with the notice on Tuesday evening after failing to show up for several rehabilitation sessions on his injured shoulder.
It has also been speculated that Foran had been fined $5000 and had the club captaincy taken away from him, according to the Nine Network.
An Eels spokesman has been contacted for comment.
Foran has been sidelined for the rest of the season due to the injury and the club has taken a hardline approach after feeling he had neglected his obligations.
The notice was the first of three, with club rules stating a player can be fired following a third notice.
The New Zealand Test pivot was signed to a $4.8 million four-year deal by the Eels starting this year but had managed just nine games due to injury and personal issues.
Foran has endured a turbulent year since departing Manly, granted leave in April to enter rehabilitation following the breakdown of his relationship with his long-term partner.
He returned against Melbourne in round 11 but suffered a season-ending torn tendon in his shoulder the following week against Newcastle.
Eels legend Peter Sterling told Triple M he had spoken to coach Brad Arthur who confirmed Foran had been the subject of a breach notice.
With the club set to have its penalties for salary-cap breaches finalised in the coming week, Sterling said it had been the most-tumultous season in the club’s history.
“If the 12 points are stripped, which we believe is going to happen, when that happens, I don’t think there’s any doubt that this is the worst,” Sterling said.
“Hopefully this is rock bottom and we build from here, but it’s been a terrible year.”