Maroons' Hodges and Inglis laying low ahead of Origin

QUEENSLAND centres Justin Hodges (cut foot) and Greg Inglis (viral infection) continued to lay low in camp as the Maroons continued on with preparations for Wednesday night's State of Origin opener in Sydney.

Mystery continued to surround Hodge's foot injury with the common explanation being he hurt it while riding his bike on Thursday.

Veteran five-eighth Johnathan Thurston who was unable to shed any light on the injury said he was confident both GI and Hodges would be right to train over the weekend and take the field on Wednesday.

Coach Mal Meninga has an opposed session lined up against Queensland Cup side the Burleigh Bears at Pizzey Park on the Gold Coast early this evening in which Maroons fullback Billy Slater will test his injured shoulder with some contact play.

Slater pulled out of Australia's Test side earlier this month because of the shoulder injury and has been in some doubt since joining the Queensland camp on Tuesday.

Michael Morgan meanwhile looks certain to be the 181st player to debut for Queensland after impressing with his sharpness at training this week.

Queensland will wrap up their camp at Sanctuary Cover after a training session on Sunday before heading into enemy territory in Sydney.


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