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South Sydney have released a statement to confirm Greg Inglis is undergoing treatment at a mental health facility.

Inglis retired last month after playing two matches this season despite being under contract at the end of 2020.

The Rabbitohs issued a statement on their website on Friday morning to say: "Rabbitohs and Souths Cares ambassador Greg Inglis has entered a facility to undergo treatment to assist with and support his mental health.

"On behalf of Greg and his family, we ask the media and the public to respect their privacy. No further comment will be made by the Rabbitohs, Greg, his management or his family at this time."

Souths coach Wayne Bennett's main focus was on Inglis's welfare.

"The best thing about Greg is that he's getting the support that he needs, OK," he said.

"So that's as much as I want to talk about it. I don't want to elaborate on it. But that's the situation."

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg told Channel Nine on Thursday night he was aware of the former international's plight.

"I’m aware of some of the issues that he’s facing and we’re in contact with him and the club," Greenberg said.

"It will be a journey for Greg. But he’s got a lot of support.

"He’s got a lot of people around him, including all of us at the NRL."

Help is available 24/7 for anyone who has mental health issues by calling Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14

For further information on the NRL State of Mind program, click here