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Injury curtails Hayne's Origin preparation

Injury curtails Hayne's Origin preparation
Jarryd Hayne is unlikely to be fully fit for the duration of this year's State of Origin series. Credit: Brett Crockford. Copyright: NRL Photos.

NSW superstar Jarryd Hayne might not play again before the State of Origin opener after confirmation he will miss up to three weeks with a shoulder injury.

The Parramatta fullback suffered the injury in the Eels' loss to North Queensland on Saturday and was ruled out of the Kangaroos' side for Friday night's Test at Allianz Stadium.

Hayne confirmed on Wednesday he will miss up to three weeks, which would rule him out of Parramatta's next two games against Cronulla and St George Illawarra.

That would leave him with no further game time before Laurie Daley selects his Blues side for Origin I in Brisbane on May 28.

"Scans results were what we expect. 2-3weeks on the sideline," Hayne tweeted on Wednesday.

After a man-of-the-match performance in the opening Origin game at ANZ Stadium last year, Hayne missed the next two matches with a hamstring strain as Queensland claimed their eighth straight interstate title.

Potential Blues have been besieged by injuries this season with Hayne, Robbie Farah (elbow), James Maloney (shoulder), Luke Lewis (shoulder), Michael Jennings (ankle), Trent Merrin (thumb), Josh Dugan (ankle), Glenn Stewart (ankle) and Todd Carney (hamstring) all currently sidelined.

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