Indigenous hooker Ray Thompson has been ruled out of Saturday night’s All Stars clash after suffering an ankle injury at training on Friday.
Thompson went down at Langlands Park in Brisbane during the Indigenous side’s final training session ahead of the showcase event.
It is another blow for the All Stars match which has already been hit hard by player unavailability.
Five players pulled out of the Indigenous side during the week while nine of the original 20-strong World All Stars squad withdrew.
An Indigenous team official said they would not name a replacement for Thompson, reducing them to 19 players.
Thompson’s injury is also a concern for Cowboys coach Paul Green as he plans his NRL premiership defence.