Panthers captain Matt Moylan is “100 per cent committed” to his future at the club, according to Panthers executive general manager Phil Gould.
But Moylan will take time out from the game to deal with personal issues.
The club released a statement this morning following talks between Panthers, Moylan and his manager.
“We held a long discussion with Matt and his manager this morning,” Gould said in the statement.
“As a result of this meeting we can confirm Matt is 100 per cent committed to his future at the Panthers and we are 100 per cent committed to Matt.
“We see Matt as a valuable asset to our club and hope he has a long and successful future as a Panther.
“In the short term we are giving Matt some time away from the game to deal with some personal issues and we hope that people will respect his privacy.
“It’s disappointing that this has made its way to the media and from this point on there will be no further comment from the club, Matt or his management.
“We look forward to seeing Matt re-join the group as soon as possible.”