Parramatta’s already skinny No.9 shares have suffered an NRL hammer blow after Kaysa Pritchard was granted depart by the Eels.
The membership on Wednesday introduced that the luckless 24-year-old had been granted time away from the sport to think about his choices.
“Final season Kaysa Pritchard suffered a severe harm and whereas he was in a position return to pre-season coaching in October 2018, he continues to take care of some residual impression from that harm,” the membership mentioned in a press release.
“Consequently, the membership has granted Kaysa’s request for a while away from the sport to evaluate his speedy taking part in future.”
Pritchard has been injury-prone all through his profession and has made simply 47 appearances since debuting in 2013.
A little bit greater than two weeks out from their season opener in opposition to Penrith, Pritchard’s unavailability leaves the Eels with only one recognised hooker of their squad in Reed Mahoney.
The 20-year-old Mahoney has simply 9 video games of first-grade expertise and was this week upgraded to a full-time contract.
The membership was reported to be considering luring Issac Luke away from the Warriors, the place he’s on a cut-price deal, nevertheless, the Auckland membership have mentioned they’re within the strategy of providing him an upgraded contract.