Leigh Leopards coach Adrian Lam has broken his silence on the reported exit of star man Blake Ferguson.
In a fantastic interview with the Leigh Journal, Lam explained the situation not confirming that he is gone for good but certainly hinting at it.
“There has been a health issue in the family and Blake feels he wants to be there,” he said to the Leigh Journal.
“So, we have released him on compassionate grounds. He really wanted to be there with his family.
“It was important for him and also to his indigenous culture. As a club we supported him in that.
“There is no ‘is he coming back, or is he not?’ He has just been granted permission to get back for his immediate family.
“Our hearts are with him and we support him. We understand where Blake is coming from. He was desperate to get home.
“From past experience, players need to be there for as long as they can to help. That seems as though it might be long term but we can’t guarantee that at the moment.”
The Leigh Journal also revealed that the reason Nene MacDonald left for Leeds Rhinos was not due to quota spots but rather because they couldn’t guarantee his future beyond the next 12 months whilst Leeds offered him a two year deal.
They also provided further insight into Lam’s take on MacDonald’s departure and his thoughts on Ferguson’s sudden release on compassionate grounds.
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