Stand-in NSW captain Robbie Farah will be sidelined for 2-4 weeks with the shoulder injury suffered in Wednesday night’s State of Origin series-opening loss, putting him in doubt for game two.
Wests Tigers doctor Peter Lorentzos said on Thursday that scans revealed a grade three AC joint injury.
Farah is not expected to play again before Blues coach Laurie Daley names his team on June 2 for Origin game two at the MCG on June 17.
“We’re expecting him to miss 2-4 weeks but we’re very hopeful that he’ll be right for Origin II,” said Lorentzos.
Hooker Farah suffered the injury when he was lifted and slammed to the ground by Queensland centre Justin Hodges during the first half of the match at ANZ Stadium.
There was no penalty called and the 31-year-old took a few moments to recover before bravely finishing out the match.
“He was terrific but that’s what we’ve come to expect from anyone who wears a NSW shirt,” Daley said of Farah’s effort after the game.
Hodges was later cleared by the match review committee.