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Blues duo on monitor for Origin however health issues lingering for Latrell

Blues duo on monitor for Origin however health issues lingering for Latrell


Injured NSW forwards Liam Martin and Cameron Murray are on monitor to play within the must-win second State of Origin match however query marks stay over teammate Latrell Mitchell, who missed media commitments on Wednesday.

The skilled Blues trio are racing to be match for the conflict at Suncorp Stadium on June 21, after coming into camp on Tuesday.

Martin suffered a category-one head knock enjoying for Penrith on Saturday evening that guidelines him out of contact coaching till captain’s run.

South Sydney’s Murray and Mitchell are nursing groin and calf accidents respectively, with the latter lacking the sequence opener by way of his niggle.

All three have develop into Blues stalwarts lately however NSW coach Brad Fittler admitted on Tuesday they have been “dangers” for Sport II regardless of being named within the group.

The Souths duo ran at coaching on Monday and have been accepted by membership medical employees to enter camp, although coach Jason Demetriou instructed AAP there have been nonetheless hurdles to clear this week.

Neither is anticipated to coach with the Blues till Sunday, solely sooner or later earlier than the facet flies to Brisbane in a bid to degree the Origin sequence behind enemy traces.

Murray is backing himself to recuperate from the harm he suffered within the Rabbitohs’ win over Gold Coast in spherical 14.

“I don’t have a crystal ball however I’m assured I may be there,” Murray instructed AAP.

“I ran at the moment for the third time since I did it and I’m clearly progressing properly.

“I’m specializing in what I can management. That’s nearly being diligent with my rehab and my prep and clearly connecting with the boys.

“It’s about ensuring that come Wednesday, I didn’t die questioning and I gave myself each alternative.”

Mitchell was a no-show on the Blues’ entire squad media day in Coogee on Wednesday, as a substitute spending the afternoon with membership physiotherapists.

“From what I can see he’s doing properly. Hopefully he’s okay,” Murray stated.

Blues captain James Tedesco believed Mitchell would line up on Wednesday together with Murray and Martin.

“All of them did some testing at the moment and seemed fairly good,” the fullback instructed AAP.

“I do know they’re all doing all the things they will to verify they’re contemporary and wholesome.”

Martin was cleared to enter camp by Panthers medical employees, who assessed him 48 hours after his head knock in opposition to the Sydney Roosters.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 10: Liam Martin of the Panthers walks off for HIA and receives medical attention during the round 15 NRL match between Sydney Roosters and Penrith Panthers at Allianz Stadium on June 10, 2023 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jeremy Ng/Getty Images)

Liam Martin. (Picture by Jeremy Ng/Getty Photos)

The second-rower has not suffered concussion signs however remains to be topic to the 11-day stand-down coverage instituted for category-one head knocks this season. 

Martin set the usual for the Blues with a bodily efficiency within the sequence opener however can’t take part in contact coaching till Tuesday, the day earlier than the sport.

The twin premiership-winner is on the lookout for positives amid his absence from the deal with drills, although.

“I’m not too frightened about it,” Martin instructed AAP.

“You try this a lot within the pre-season and within the early months (of the season). You’ve obtained sufficient within the financial institution that you just don’t actually should be doing an excessive amount of presently of 12 months. 

“It’s most likely going to work in my favour, if something, simply resting a bit.”




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