Dylan Walker has been hit with a $10,000 fine by Manly and will miss four weeks of the NRL due to injury after hurting his hand in an off field incident that required treatment in hospital.
Walker was handed the fine and a breach notice on Monday due to an incident on Saturday night at his southern Sydney apartment.
The Sea Eagles have notified the NRL integrity unit in regard to the incident.
“Walker and his partner met with Sea Eagles officials early this morning. They admitted Walker struck out with frustration and stupidity when he had trouble opening the wooden front door to his apartment,” Manly said in a statement on Monday.
“He and his partner immediately drove to the casualty department of St Vincents Hospital for x-rays and treatment.
“Walker had been out with several teammates in Manly up until around 10pm on Saturday night, with the players having the weekend off as a result of the bye.”
It is the second time Walker has ended up in hospital recently, previously he overdosed on prescription medicine in September 2015 when he was contracted to South Sydney.
The incident continues a troubled season for Walker, who has struggled to fit into the five-eighth role at Manly and was widely criticised for his role in NSW’s losses in State of Origin I and II. He was dropped for game three.