Josh Dugan will be unavailable for the second match in the State of Origin series after suffering an ankle injury.
The Canberra and New South Wales fullback will miss between 3 and 5 weeks, after scans revealed a syndesmosis of his right ankle suffered in the Raiders’ 40-24 loss to North Queensland.
Dugan said he was disappointed to miss the chance to play Origin two in Sydney, but said he was prepared to work hard to give himself every chance of being selected for the third match of the series.
“It’s very disappointing to be ruled out with injury but I just have to concentrate on my rehab and make sure I’m right to go for the Raiders as soon as possible,” Dugan said.
“I’ll be doing everything I can to get back onto the field for Canberra and get myself back to 100 per cent.
“If I can do that hopefully I can be selected for game three for NSW and I wish the guys all the best of luck in game two.”
Meanwhile, Dugan’s coach David Furner has found himself on the end of a $5,000 fine by the NRL after quizzing match officials at half time.