Wounded North Queensland and Maroons forward Reuben Cotter has been dominated out of State of Origin II, with scans revealing a grade-a few hamstring tear.
The Queenslander is established to expend concerning 3 to five months on the sidelines after buying up the injuries when warming up for the Cowboys’ clash with Manly on Friday night time.
He is now lengthy odds to be in shape in time for Origin III on July 13.
It is really a heartbreaking blow for Cotter, 23, who lit up the park on debut in Origin I with a stellar show, generating 51 tackles and running for 134m playing 80 minutes at lock.
Brisbane’s Patrick Carrigan looms as the most obvious replacement for Cotter, right after starring on debut in the series opener with 183m off the pine.
Fellow Bronco Tom Flegler and South Sydney’s Jai Arrow ended up the two in the prolonged Maroons’ squad for Origin I, with either equipped to come onto the bench if Carrigan starts.
It was a night of opportunity injuries chaos for the Maroons, with aspiring winger Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow taken from the area just after he was kneed in the head by Manly’s Morgan Harper.
Harper was made available a $1,000 good with an early responsible plea for the incident, but that’s very little consolation for Tabuai-Fidow who will have to return as a result of concussion protocols.
Cowboys winger Murray Taulagi, also in the jogging to switch injured Queensland winger Xavier Coates, seemed to harm his shoulder in the contest but played on.