Darcy Lussick

Lussick set to depart Sea Eagles nest

The 193cm prop is into the third season of a three-year deal with the Sea Eagles and has several offers in front of him.

Reports surfaced on ABC Grandstand on Saturday that the Super League was a possible destination for the 27-year-old forward as a lucrative deal had been tabled by an unnamed club.

Manly confirmed to NRL.com on Sunday that no release had been given to Lussick.

NRL trials week one injury update: Lussick to miss 4-6 weeks

Scans revealed Lussick suffered a high ankle sprain, but no fracture, which will see he sidelined for between four and six weeks.

His rehabilitation is already underway with Sea Eagles medical staff. 

In other injury news from the opening weekend of the pre-season, Storm fullback Billy Slater isn't expected to be in doubt for round one despite coming off early in his team's World Club Challenge win over Leeds.