The opening game of the Holden State of Origin series is less than 60 days away so NSWRL.com.au is going to keep you up to speed with all the latest news regarding injuries to players in line to play for the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues.
Manly fullback Tom Trbojevic could be out for the opening game of the series at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Wednesday 5 June following speculation he could be out for up to two months with a recurrence of a hamstring injury.
Trbojevic suffered the injury in a trial match against South Sydney and missed the the first two games of the NRL season before making an impressive return in the Sea Eagles win over the Warriors in round three where he scored two tries and set up two others.
Manly are yet to confirm the extent of the injury which happened in the second half against South Sydney when Trbojevic pulled up on a kick return.
Brisbane centre James Roberts is facing an indefinite stint on the sidelines after being forced to withdraw from last Thursday night’s match against the Sydney Roosters with an ongoing Achilles injury.
Roberts aggravated the injury while scoring a long-range try against St George Illawarra in round three and Broncos coach Anthony Seibold has admitted he is a week-to-week proposition with the club relying on rehabilitation rather than surgery.
Cronulla prop Aaron Woods is facing a lengthy layoff after suffering a broken foot in the loss to Parramatta on Saturday night at ANZ Stadium.
Woods will visit a surgeon on Monday to determine the extent of the injury suffered in the second half of the 24-12 defeat.
The worst-case scenario for the Kangaroos forward is that he will be sidelined until round 16 in July, which would rule him out of making a return to the State of Origin arena after he was not selected last year before making the Australian squad at the end of the season.
Melbourne Storm winger Josh Addo-Carr missed Sunday’s game against the Bulldogs for personal reasons and coach Craig Bellamy has admitted he could also be for Friday’s match against the Cowboys.
Sharks teammate Matt Moylan is facing at least a month on the sidelines after tearing his hamstring in the round three match against North Queensland.
South Sydney centre Braidon Burns has been cleared of an ankle fracture but will be sidelined for at least a month with a hamstring and foot injuries.