The Dragons have confirmed George Burgess has been granted a “leave of absence” following reports the veteran prop has entered a rehabilitation facility.
News Corp revealed on Tuesday that Burgess had spent the last month in the facility dealing with personal issues and is nearing the end of the process. However it’s unlikely he will play again this season.
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The Dragons confirmed Burgess’ leave — and stressed that it had nothing to do with his current criminal matter — via a statement on Tuesday afternoon.
“St George Illawarra can confirm forward George Burgess was recently granted a leave of absence,” the statement read.
“Burgess’s absence is of a personal nature and unrelated to…