Storm Player’s Persistent Injury Raises Major State of Origin Worries

Spine Injury

Brisbane: In a significant setback for the Queensland Maroons, star player Cameron Munster has once again been sidelined due to a severe groin injury. Munster had only recently returned to play after an initial four rounds of absence but encountered a relapse during the Magic Round match against the Parramatta Eels. This latest injury casts doubt over his ability to participate in the forthcoming State of Origin series.

The incident, which occurred in the first half, caused noticeable discomfort to Munster, prompting concerns about the extent of his injury. His condition is expected to be clearer following an in-depth medical evaluation next Monday.

Storm coach Craig Bellamy, addressing the media, expressed that the medical team initially feared a grave prognosis. However, current assessments indicate a less dire situation, although official confirmation awaits the post-scan analysis. Bellamy highlighted Munster’s value to the team and his passion for Origin, emphasizing his key role as a leader within the squad.

The possibility of surgery was discussed as a long-term solution to Munster’s condition, but such a measure would likely rule him out for the rest of the year, as well as the entire 2024 Origin series. Bellamy remains hopeful for a less invasive approach that would permit Munster to play towards the season’s end.

Source: Fox Sports

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