Melbourne celebrity Ryan Papenhuyzen might be unavailable to make his State of Origin debut for the second yr in a row.
The gun fullback was charging in direction of his first New South Wales jumper final yr, earlier than being knocked out by an illegal tackle in Magic Round and lacking a big chunk of the season.
This season, he was as soon as once more steaming in direction of a Blues debut because of some red-hot kind for the Storm over the opening couple of months.
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Origin coach Brad Fittler has already locked James Tedesco in to put on the No.1 jersey once more, so Papenhuyzen’s finest hope was nabbing the bench utility function for sport one in Sydney on June 8.
However an damage replace from Melbourne on Tuesday put paid to that concept.
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The Storm revealed Papenhuyzen suffered a hamstring and a knee damage throughout Sunday’s victory over the Dragons.
He has been dominated out for 4 to 6 weeks, making him unavailable for Origin I.
Papenhuyzen must be again on the park forward of Origin II on June 26, however might solely have a pair of NRL video games to place himself again within the body for a Blues debut.
The Blues are additionally sweating on the health of Cameron Murray.
The South Sydney skipper was additionally injured in spherical 9, and is now racing the clock to be prepared for NSW on June 8.
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