Hurricane Melbourne says Cameron Munster Queensland may not be ready for selection before the State of Origin I because he avoids a foot injury.
- Munster said earlier this month that he had patiently recovered from a leg strain
- Ryan Papenhuizen is set to be unavailable for selection due to the strike
- The fit is expected to pass for Harry Grant and Christian Welch Maroons
Ryan Papenhuizen is also in doubt for a game that is in doubt, so football’s strum general manager Frank Ponce said he would be unlikely to be available for selection in New South Wales.
Munster, Last year they won the Origin series and starred for the MaroonsOn May 6, the stadium in Australia maintained a foothold in the South Sydney hurricane -0-0.
He has not played since the Rabbitos game and is completing his injury recovery at Hurricane Sunshine Coast Base in recent weeks.
The Genesis team is expected to be finalized on Sunday before the next day is announced.
Ponce said Munster did not make as much progress with its improvement as the storm had hoped.
“They have come along much slower than we expected and thought,” he told ABC Sport.
“Normally Cameron is a good medicine, but he’s running away now. He was on the Sunshine coast yesterday with injured players and he had a session this morning.
“So he was walking a lot this morning but he did some work before it was clear on Sunday.”
Papenhuizen, who has yet to make his original debut for the Blues, played in the NRL, which earlier this month gave Consus a run in a magical round at Long Park.
Ponce said the exciting fallback should cost more time for the side.
“It is highly unlikely that Papenhuyzen will be available [State of Origin] Selection, ”Ponce said.
Ponce said the Thoram pair of Harry Grant (hamstring) and Christian Welch (knee) who both played for Marun last year will be available for the original 1.
The series opener is scheduled to play in MCG but NRL is considering moving the game to another location in light of Melbourne’s COVID-19 outbreak.
Ponce said the storm would be based on the Sunshine Coast as Melbourne entered a seven-day lockdown from midnight.