Gold Coast Titans halfback Ash Taylor will take time out from the game to deal with some personal issues.
The club has confirmed it has granted the 24-year-old leave until further notice from his training and playing commitments.
Taylor was noticeably absent from Titans training today with reports that he was suffering from gastro.
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But the true reason for his absence has now been confirmed.
Taylor has been under immense pressure this year to justify his reported million-dollar-a-year contract.
He has admitted that his form has not been up to scratch but did feel that he was heading in the right direction.
Taylor’s form slump comes as the Titans record their worst ever start to a season.
The club has asked for privacy for Taylor and his family.