Sport Broncos' Gillett has neck fracture: report

16:37  12 april  2018
16:37  12 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Matt Gillett is in danger of missing Queensland's State of Origin campaign with the Brisbane back-rower succumbing to a reported fractured neck . It's believed the 29-year-old suffered the injury in the Broncos ' round-one loss to St George Illawarra, but he has since played through the pain before

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Brisbane NRL forward Matt Gillett will reportedly miss up to three months with a fractured neck. © Albert Perez/Getty Images Brisbane NRL forward Matt Gillett will reportedly miss up to three months with a fractured neck. Matt Gillett is in danger of missing Queensland's State of Origin campaign with the Brisbane back-rower succumbing to a reported fractured neck.

According to News Corp Australia, Gillett won't require surgery but could still miss up to three months in recovery.

It's believed the 29-year-old suffered the injury in the Broncos' round-one loss to St George Illawarra, but he has since played through the pain before finally being ruled out of Saturday's clash with the Warriors.

Gillett has been a mainstay of Queensland's forward pack for the past six years, having not missed a game since his Maroons debut in the 2012 series opener.

It represents a significant blow to Brisbane's forward pack, which already lacks some depth.

Sam Thaiday or Jaydn Su'A are options to be elevated to their starting second row, while Sam Tagataese and Tom Opacic are most likely in line to pick up a bench spot.

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