Sport Boyd's injury forces Broncos reshuffle for finals

03:05  04 september  2017
03:05  04 september  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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The Broncos were on Thursday rocked by the news Boyd , their inspirational skipper, would miss six weeks with a broken thumb — also ruling him out of the Origin decider on July 12. Originally published as Boyd injury forces Broncos reshuffle .

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Broncos skipper Darius Boyd has conceded he won't be available for the Broncos heavyweight final against the Roosters on Friday night after pulling up sore with a hamstring tear.

The injury news forces halfback Kodi Nikorima to fill in the number one jersey, meaning Benji Marshall will likely move off the bench and step into the halves.

Boyd failed to finish the game against the Cowboys last weekend as he pulled up limp chasing down a kick, spending the second half on ice and watching the game from the sidelines.

The Queenslander is aiming to return immediately after week one with the Broncos having a second chance up their sleeve after an impressive top four finish.

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The 22-year-old winger is hoping he can make his comeback before the NRL finals . The only other injury concern ahead of Friday is Kodi Nikorima, who trained separately to the main group today with a hip issue. Boyd injury forces Broncos reshuffle .

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“I think I’m more focused on next week,” Boyd told The Courier Mail.

“I don’t want to force it and rush it. Hammies are pretty hard to rush.

“I’d love to play but I wouldn’t want to not be 100 per cent either.

“There is a little tear there, but they are thinking it could respond pretty well with a needle.

“I will more than likely just give it a rest and see how it pulls up next week.''

Boyd is the second member of the Brisbane spine who will be out of action alongside Andrew McCullough whose season ended after requiring knee surgery.

Nikorima has filled in at the back previously when Boyd broke his hand during the Origin series, while Marshall has rediscovered some of his best football under Wayne Bennett and a new lifestyle at the Broncos.

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