Manager denies Gordon leaves Sharks

Michael Gordon’s manager says the disgruntled Cronulla fullback hasn’t walked out on the NRL club.

Gordon reportedly quit the club after it refused to release him to join Parramatta and was seeing a psychologist.

His manager Andrew Purcell said while Gordon didn’t attend training, he hadn’t quit the club.

“I don’t know where that’s come from,” Purcell said.

“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.”

Purcell said he wasn’t across day-to-day issues such as training but would be in contact with Gordon.

The club said they were also investigating further and wouldn’t make a statement until then.

According to News Corp, Gordon took advice from the NRL Rugby League Players Association and didn’t attend training.

Under instructions from the RLPA, he was seeing a psychologist to determine the impact on his mental health.

The 31-year-old was set to switch camps last week on a long-term deal, however the Sharks scuppered the move at the 11th hour as they intend to keep Gordon until his contract finishes at the end of the season.

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