North Queensland centre Willie Tonga is hopeful of good news when he receives results of scans on his injured shoulder tomorrow (Friday).
The former Canterbury player sustained the injury playing for Queensland in Wednesday night’s 16-12 victory of New South Wales in game one of the State of Origin series.
He underwent an MRI scan this morning but will have to wait until Friday to hear the full extent of any damage.
“We’re hopeful that the damage is not too serious,” Cowboys General Manager – Football Peter Parr said this morning.
“The trainer said ‘He’s no good, He’s no good’, but he toughed it out,” coach Mal Meninga said.
“I think it should go down in the annals as one of the bravest performances by a Queensland player ever because we needed him.
“He hung in there tough and some of the defence he came up with with that shoulder was outstanding.”