The Cowboys’ hopes for the finals took a major blow as one of their star players faced a one-month absence due to injury in the third game of Origin.
The North Queensland Cowboys will face an uphill battle to enter the top eight this season, as superstar guard Valentin Holmes is out for a month due to a shoulder injury.
The injury occurred at the end of the first half, when Mitch Moses and Cameron Murray of New South Wales uprooted Holmes and hit his shoulder to the ground.
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He was unable to return to the game in the second half because AJ Brimson of the Titans replaced him.
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The injury has been officially declared by the Cowboys as a third-degree AC joint injury and does not require surgery.
Holmes only missed one minute of the game in Todd Petten’s vice season, but it was disappointing that he had only three attempts.
The Cowboys will feel sadly that the 25-year-old is absent because he is the team’s main player and wears the tee.
Perhaps more worrying is that the Cowboys steadily occupy seventh and eighth places on the NRL ladder-the last two positions that qualify for the finals.
Dragons and sharks occupy seventh and eighth respectively, but Dragons caught in a major scandal Saw a ton of stars being suspended for one game Let go of Paul Vaughan, The team below them can smell the blood in the water and surpass them.
The Dragons are only 4 points away from the 13th Raiders, while the Cowboys are caught in the 10th place.
If Holmes’ recovery period goes according to plan, he will return in the 22nd round against the Western Tigers.
However, if the Cowboys struggle in his absence, it will only allow the guard to have only four games to drag his team into the playoffs.
The offensive burden may fall on wingers Murray Tauraji and Kyle Felt, with 17 attempts between them.