With the Origin II team announcement fast approaching, the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues have suffered a likely casualty: Penrith Panthers front-rower Reagan Campbell-Gillard.
Campbell-Gillard, who contributed 109 metres and 27 tackles in the state's Game One victory at the MCG, sustained the injury in the first half of the Panthers' Round 15 NRL clash with the Sydney Roosters, colliding with opposing prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and leaving the field immediately. It would soon be suspected as a broken jaw, potentially slashing the Australian international's hopes of a second Origin berth on Sunday, 24 June.
Speaking on Channel Nine's Friday Night Football, Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler spoke of the initial diagnosis.
"Yeah I went up and saw Reagan, he's not in a good way," Fittler said. "It was a shoulder from Jared Waerea-Hargreaves."
"The doctor said he can clench his jaw which is a good sign, I think there's a lot of pain underneath and when I was speaking to Reagan he was in a lot of pain and his head's swollen already.
"He'll have scans tomorrow morning, so we'll know the depth of the injury as of tomorrow morning."
Tickets are still available for Game Two, with NSW aiming to wrap up the Holden State of Origin series on their home turf on Sunday, 24 June.