The Queensland Maroons’ Origin hopes have taken an enormous hit, with star fullback Kalyn Ponga reportedly dominated out of the ultimate recreation of the sequence by damage.
Fox Sports activities report scans revealed the calf damage that Ponga picked up through the Maroons’ Sport 2 defeat, is ready to see him miss the subsequent two matches for Newcastle, which might additionally render him unable to seem in Sport three on July 10.
He was a late withdrawal from the Knights facet that claimed a 14-point victory over the Broncos.
Talking earlier than the match and previous to getting scans, Ponga had felt he could be high quality to play within the essential Origin conflict.
“I don’t suppose I shall be unsure, I feel I shall be high quality,” the fullback mentioned.
“There wasn’t a second (the place I believed I used to be unfit), it was simply typically sore.
“I’m anticipating to play (Origin three).”