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South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis' injury casts doubt over State of Origin game two selection

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South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis has indicated he might be fit in time for Origin II despite suffering an ankle injury in Saturday night's win against the Warriors in Perth.

Inglis returned to Sydney with this teammates in the early hours of Sunday morning on crutches and with his leg in a moon boot.

Before flying out of Perth on Saturday night, Inglis posted a photo and video on Instagram giving Queensland hope that he will be fit for the must-win game at ANZ Stadium on June 18.

Greg Inglis clutches at his leg while being treated by Rabbitohs medicos in Perth.

Greg Inglis clutches at his leg while being treated by Rabbitohs medicos in Perth. Photo: Getty Images

In the video he posted of himself, Inglis said: "It was a great win tonight, ankle should be sweet."

He then posted a photo on the plane with his foot in an ice machine saying: "#gameready #icemachine on the #redeye #flight home. No sleep, #recovery and plenty, plenty of icing this ankle.."

He will have scans on his ankle in the next 24 hours, but when he touched down in Sydney he told The Footy Show "I always have hope but in the end I have to sit back and wait for [the results]."

Greg Inglis' Instagram post on the flight back to Sydney from Perth.

Greg Inglis' Instagram post on the flight back to Sydney from Perth. Photo: Instagram

Queensland's hopes of squaring the State of Origin ledger against NSW were dealt a huge blow. Inglis limped off late in the first half of the clash with the Warriors at nib Stadium after suffering the injury in a tackle on Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei with Rabbitohs teammate Sam Burgess. He was helped from the field and Rabbitohs officials quickly declared he would be out for the rest of the game. An injury-depleted Souths side overcame a slow start to win 34-18 over the Warriors, scoring 28 successive points before Konrad Hurrell scored a consolation try at the death for the Warriors.

Initial reports were that Inglis had suffered ankle syndesmosis injury, which normally results in at least a month on the sidelines, as many as eight weeks in some cases. 

The Maroons, who lost the first State of Origin match 12-8 last month at Suncorp Stadium, were already battling a mounting injury toll with fullback Billy Slater in doubt for game two with a shoulder injury and halfback Cooper Cronk ruled out of the series with a broken arm suffered in the early exchanges in the series opener.

Queensland skipper Cameron Smith has been carrying an ankle injury he picked up in the loss to NSW while replacement halfback Daly Cherry-Evans, who played most of the first match after Cronk was forced off, re-injured his left knee after copping a heavy hit from Bulldogs behemoth Sam Kasiano during Manly's win over Canterbury at Brookvale Oval on Friday night.

There have been reports suggesting the Origin trophy holders were considering switching Inglis to five-eighth to partner Johnathan Thurston in the halves if Cherry-Evans was unavailable. Inglis was also being tipped to move to fullback if Slater was ruled out.

Maroons selectors, looking to preserve the state's unprecedented winning streak which stretches back to their 2006 series victory, may be forced to bring in several new faces for the ANZ Stadium clash.

Broncos halfback Ben Hunt, Canberra fullback Anthony Milford, Roosters hooker Jake Friend, Storm centre Will Chambers and Titans forward Dave Taylor are some of the candidates pushing for selection.

Broncos veteran Sam Thaiday is a definite starter for Origin II after missing the series opener with a calf complaint.

with Michael Chammas

16 comments so far

  • All we'll hear after the Blues win the series on Tuesday night is excuse after excuse from the bleeding Maroons.....the first whinge will be - 'See you next year with a full strength side'
    Go the Blues!!!!

    Commenter
    Blue Blood!
    Date and time
    June 08, 2014, 10:13AM
    • For starters, it is next WEDNESDAY night, same as it has been for about 94 of the 100 Origin matches so far. Boy, you must be a real staunch fan to make that mistake.

      Secondly, after WINNING the first game, all we've heard from Blues supporters is excuses about refereeing - how that works when you've WON the match is beyond me, but I'll let that slide.

      Thirdly, in the wake of that game, with NSW having a heap of players out for a while with injury, suddenly it is an issue bigger than global warming that we HAVE to start having stand-alone Origin weekends because of the physical toll of the game. Never heard much of that when Queensland had guys like Thurston rupturing ACLs etc.

      And Thatcher - GI is no less a Queenslander than Tamou, Uate, Ken Nagus or James McManus etc are from NSW. When we pick a Scottish-born, Northern Territory-raised winger, let me know.

      Commenter
      Phat Boy
      Date and time
      June 08, 2014, 2:16PM
    • Phat Boy

      1) The stupid decisions of the ref almost cost the game for NSW, had that happened the refs would have been sacked immediately, mistakes include: the Hodkinson knock on, Hodges knocks on but Queensland get the ball and Inglis plays it, the ball is stripped of Lewis called a knock on, Brent tate knocks the ball on but it is Queensland feed.

      2) The calls for stand alone origin games are coming from mainly Wayne Bennet, Cameran smith and Darren lockyer, all of whom I believe are Queenslanders.

      3) Lastly GI is not a Queenslander, the most capped prop petro cevonaiva is not a Queenslander, Israel Foloua is not a Queenslander, Josh Pappali is not a Queenslander so it I better of do leave eligibility rules out of this cause Queensland are worse off

      If Queenslanders lost game one and their is all this whinging imagine when they lose the series next Wednesday.

      Go the blues!!!!!!!!!!

      Commenter
      Elza
      Date and time
      June 08, 2014, 3:25PM
    • Phat Boy you can carry on all you like about those players you mentioned and the many more who have played for Queensland but the fact is they were all within the rules. NSW And Queensland alike. In the case of Greg Inglis it was and and is against the rules of eligibility. He played his first senior game after 16 for Newcastle boys high. Back to you buddy.

      Commenter
      Mitch
      Location
      Muswellbrook
      Date and time
      June 08, 2014, 4:01PM
    • Didn't think I'd agree much with a Queenslander at Origin time, but Phat Boy is spot on regarding when Origin matches are staged. It's Wednesday week. The matches have been Wednesday night fixtures for a number of years - but have previously also been Monday and Tuesday night matches as well.

      Second point of Phat Boy - it's not only the losers that have the right to complain about dodgy referee's calls. Both sides copped a few questionable calls in game 1, but NSW copped some absolute stinkers.

      Third point. The biggest voice leading the call for stand-alone weekends for Origin for the last few years has been Craig Bellamy. He's been calling for it because of concerns that Slater, Smith, and Cronk would not be able to back up for the Storm the following round. Slater and Cronk being out of action after game one has only led him to call louder for it. Bellamy doesn't give a crap about NSW or the Morris boys, and their injuries are just convenient for him to push his agenda.

      Fourth point Phat, talk to me when NSW pick a New Guinean to captain the Blues at the same time as he captains the Kumuls like the Maroons did with Adrian Lam. Also, please remind me where Brad Thorne, Tonie Carroll, Karmichael Hunt, Petero Civoniceva, Israel Folau, and Lote Tuqiri were from respectively. I'll give you a hint on one of them - Lote was selected for Queensland a year or two after captaining Fiji.
      Your point about Kenny Nagas and McManus was valid though.

      Commenter
      Bleeding Blue
      Date and time
      June 08, 2014, 10:10PM
    • Yes, Phat Boy, if the referees are in Qld's pocket, the judiciary surely is in that of NSW.

      Commenter
      Lewis Winders
      Location
      Tasmania
      Date and time
      June 09, 2014, 12:03AM
  • GI is not a Queenlander anyway - this will give them a chance to show what their local talent can do.

    Commenter
    Thatcher
    Date and time
    June 08, 2014, 11:30AM
    • Perhaps just look at the last 8 yrs Thatcher. You can't say GI has been the difference every time, then again sounds like you're a Blues whinger so I guess it gives you every right!

      Commenter
      Reality Bites
      Date and time
      June 08, 2014, 5:55PM
  • Oh well bad luck for Inglis. But then who cares. It's only a game not the meaning of life.

    Commenter
    Jim
    Location
    Brisbane
    Date and time
    June 08, 2014, 2:47PM
    • Phat Boy... You're argument is jumbled and short of logic... but then again you are from QLD.

      And being the die hard QLD fan you are implying to be, you should know JT has not missed a series.

      I don't care if you have a full side or 10 starters out... If NSW win we will be deserved winners, then you can continue to whinge as QLDer's do ....even when they win.

      Commenter
      No code
      Date and time
      June 08, 2014, 4:57PM

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