'Forget the knee, I'm ready for Origin': Jennings

Michael Jennings has declared himself fit and ready to go for the Blues ahead of the Harvey Norman State of Origin Series opener at ANZ Stadium on May 26.<br><br>There has been much speculation the Panthers centre would undergo minor knee surgery, which would rule him out of action for up to three weeks - but the man himself isn’t so sure.<br><br>“Yeah there is a little talk about it (the knee), but I haven’t decided yet,” Jennings told NRL.com.<br><br>“At the moment it is feeling good, I’m not really focused on it and I’m just playing my game.<br><br>“I’m not even worried about the knee.<br><br>‘I could get it done (surgery) at the end of the year, it’s not bothering me now and I’m feeling good at the moment.”<br><br>Jennings is fighting an uphill battle for selection in the Blues team, with Jamie Lyon, Josh Morris, Matt Cooper, Jamal Idris, Timana Tahu, Chris Lawrence and Beau Champion among the names contending for the position. <br><br>But asked whether he would be ready to take on Queensland if called upon by selectors, there was no doubt in his mind.<br><br>“100 per cent, I’d love to get that opportunity,” he said.<br><br>“I just want to get a shot at the Maroons, so if I get that opportunity we’ll see what happens.”<br><br>The NSW Aussie Blues side gets announced on Monday night, during halftime of the Manly – Parramatta game.