NRL star Josh Dugan has revealed he's battling a ``personal'' matter as he faces sanction from his Canberra club for drinking alcohol while injured.

Dugan apologised for his breach of club policy on Twitter on Monday morning and said he urgently needed to sort out an off-field issue.

"This goes beyond the drinking while injured. Yes I've broken team rules but for me it goes deeper and I plan on sorting it out,'' tweeted Dugan.

"I apologise to my team mates and the fans but this is personal and needs to be sorted out as soon as possible for me to move forward''.


A Raiders spokesman said they the club was considering what action to take over Dugan and would not comment further until coach David Furner holds a media conference at 4pm AEDT.

Dugan injured a rib cartilage in the Raiders' 32-10 loss to Penrith on Sunday, having battled a lip infection in the lead-up to the round-one match.

Last May, the Raiders stood Dugan down for drinking alcohol while injured.