Released by the Panthers to address a “personal matter”
If he is looking to play NRL next season I’d love him in our colours
Penrith release young star Chris Grevsmuhl from contract for personal reasons
PENRITH have released talented forward Chris Grevsmuhl from his NRL contract due to personal reasons.
The 23-year-old has not returned to pre-season training with the Panthers, needing to take a break from the game to address a private matter.
Grevsmuhl still had two seasons to run on his contract but has taken an indefinite break from the game.
Foxsports.com.au understands the release was by way of mutual consent with the Panthers making Grevsmuhl’s welfare their top priority.
The Townsville product’s manger, Col Davis, was contacted for comment but he declined to give one.
Speculation has already started that the former South Sydney star will join the Cowboys next season, with Paul Green’s side light on forwards following the departure of James Tamou and retirement of Ben Hannant.
However foxsports.com.au understands football is the furthest thing from the former Australian Schoolboy representative’s mind.
Grevsmuhl joined the Panthers in May this year after being granted a release from the Rabbitohs, with whom he made his NRL debut for in 2015.
After leaving Redfern, Grevsmuhl branded former coach Michael Maguire a “mind game specialist.”
The Panthers are expected to release a statement confirming that the club has parted way with the back-rower.
While the loss of Grevsmuhl is a blow for the club ahead of season 2017, they aren’t short of talent on their roster.
The departure has opened up a place in the top 17 for the likes of Moses Leota, Leilani Latu or new recruit Tim Browne to claim.