Sport Dragons to give Tyson Frizell time away

09:51  13 july  2017
09:51  13 july  2017 Source:   MSN

Scans reveal new Tyson Frizell rib injury

  Scans reveal new Tyson Frizell rib injury NSW lock Tyson Frizell will be monitored in the Blues' State of Origin camp after scans showed a fresh rib cartilage injury. Frizell was named in an unchanged squad for next Wednesday's State of Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium, along with injured captain Boyd Cordner.The results of Frizell's scans have been passed onto NSW medical staff, however it's understood the 25-year-old is likely to miss at least the initial on-field preparations as the Blues arrive in Kingscliff.

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Tyson Frizell of the Blues looks dejected during game two of the State Of Origin series.© Matt Roberts/Getty Images Tyson Frizell of the Blues looks dejected during game two of the State Of Origin series. Tyson Frizell will be given six days away from the NRL to give his battered body time to recover.

St George Illawarra will grant the NSW lock a leave of absence until the middle of next week, in the hope he will be fit to take on Manly next Sunday in Wollongong.

The 25-year-old has suffered two separate rib injuries and was needled up throughout the State of Origin period, and had an ankle scare between the second and third games.

He was not named on Tuesday to face Canberra on Friday night, as coach Paul McGregor said he would never have played him regardless of how he pulled up after Wednesday's decider.

NSW Blues team for Origin 3: Expert reaction

  NSW Blues team for Origin 3: Expert reaction The New South Wales Blues have named an (almost) unchanged squad for the third game of the 2017 State of Origin series, meaning the team will likely go through the series with the same 17 players – an impressive feat not achieved by the Blues since 1996. Despite the disappointing loss in Sydney a few weeks ago, selectors have kept the faith. However, they’ve been forced to call in Jack de Belin as 18th man as Boyd Cordner and Tyson Frizell face a race against injuries to be for for Game 3.

NSW in for nervous wait as star forward hospitalised in Dragons win. June 3, 20177:30pm. Tyson Frizell has given NSW a serious fright. It’s the second time Frizell has had a rib problem this year after also being injured in round six.

but it would no doubt be a concern for the Blues, given Origin II is just two-and-a-half weeks away . It's the second time Frizell has had a rib problem this year after also being injured in round six. " Tyson Frizell copped an elbow to his pectoral in the second half against the Wests Tigers," Dragons

"It was in the best interest of his welfare to be totally honesty," McGregor said.

"Tyson has been playing under a lot of injury cloud for a number of weeks and when you do that you put pressure on the other parts of your body, and other parts have been breaking down.

"To put him out there 48 hours post one of the hardest games he will ever play, you just put him at risk."

The Dragons desperately need Frizell fit in the lead in to the finals.

After their blistering start to the season, they have fallen to seventh and only two wins clear of the chasing pack for the playoffs.

They also warned the Blues before the third Origin camp that Frizell's preparations would be hampered, and urged them to keep his wellbeing front and centre.

"If he feels well next week and the body is healed, he'll play," McGregor said.

"If not, then he won't play the following week.

"Our team needs him. He is one of our experienced representative players. But we need him healthy, and if he's not healthy, we need to get him that way."

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