North Queensland star Te Maire Martin has been ruled out indefinitely by a ‘small bleed on the brain’.
Cowboys director of football Peter Parr confirmed Martin will be sent to a Townsville-based neurologist after complaining of headaches to the club medical staff recently.
The club have gone over footage of the New Zealand international’s seven NRL games this season but have been unable to identify any on-field incident that would have led to the bleed on the brain, which has resulted in him suffering constant migraines.
On Martin’s injury, Parr told NRL.com: “He’s okay, he’s resting at the moment and that’s the only thing he can do at the moment.
“It’s a small bleed, that’s a positive, it’s not career-threatening or anything like that. It’s a matter of finding out more about it.”
Martin has earned four caps for New Zealand so far, scoring three tries.