Former Featherstone Rovers star speaks out about anxiety and depression in honest statement

Former Featherstone Rovers star Cameron King has spoken out about his anxiety and depression whilst playing the game of rugby league.

King, who played for Rovers 28 times in 2019, hung up his boots at the end of that season, but has lately had an operation on an old rugby injury.

The 30-year-old said: “Something I never spoke about during my NRL career is Mental Health. I battled with anxiety, depression and self doubt. Today I had an old injury fixed up which has brought back lots of memories. Goodbye Rugby League I’ll always love you.”

King also made almost 50 NRL appearances for the St George Illawarra Dragons, Parramatta Eels and North Queensland Cowboys before making the move to West Yorkshire back in 2019.

He was highly rated on the terraces of the Millennium Stadium as Featherstone missed out on promotion to Super League that year, going down to the Toronto Wolfpack in the Million Pound Game.

King was pictured with his arm in a sling after what looked like an operation on his shoulder.

Featherstone, meanwhile, are heading for another tilt at Championship promotion under new head coach Brian McDermott, but will have to battle with the likes of a rejuvenated Leigh and challengers Halifax, Bradford and York.

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