Kieran Foran still working on issues: Warriors

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Kieran Foran is not "by any stretch" recovered from the personal issues that prompted him to walk away from the NRL this season, according to Warriors boss Jim Doyle.

His new club has pledged to give the star playmaker, who signed a one-year contract with the Auckland-based Warriors for 2017, on-going support to address his mental health problems.

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30:  Kieran Foran of the Eels walks off injured during the round 12 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Parramatta Eels at Hunter Stadium on May 30, 2016 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Kieran Foran of the Eels walks off injured during the round 12 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Parramatta Eels at Hunter Stadium.

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The New Zealander hasn't played since July, when he was granted a release from Parramatta in the first season of a lucrative four-year deal.

Foran was admitted to a Brisbane rehabilitation clinic to address personal issues three months ago.

Doyle said today Foran was not fully recovered, but was working hard to get himself right mentally.

"Kieran's not 100 per cent recovered by any stretch," Doyle told Sky Sport Radio.

"He will continue to work with the appropriate people around him to help him stay on the right track.

"We'll support him through that."

But the NRL hasn't yet registered his contract, with reports the league is planning to contact Foran in the next few weeks for a meeting to assess his mental condition.

Foran believes he's rediscovered his passion for the game.

"I've had a lot of time to think about my future over the last few months," Foran said from Sydney on Thursday.

"Initially, footy was the furthest thing from my mind and I needed time away from the game.

"More recently, the desire to play again has completely returned and I'm very keen to make a big contribution next year."

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