How Origin injuries affect your team

Well the mother of all Origin battles has produced the mother of all injury tolls, with the Suncorp Stadium dressing sheds looking like a scene from M*A*S*H and medicos for both sides flat out like a caterpillar trying to tie its shoelaces.

The true cost of the 100th Origin clash, won in thrilling fashion by NSW by a four-point margin on enemy turf, won't be revealed for a while yet, though the Storm, Sea Eagles and Dragons have all been dealt telling blows ahead of crucial Round 12 fixtures.

Meanwhile the Bulldogs and Sharks will be thankful for the bye that gives their stars a chance to rest up from Wednesday's brutal encounter.

Brace yourself before reading how your side fared in the post-Origin wash-up, this could get ugly.

Melbourne
Contributed their three key playmakers and have been hardest hit for their troubles, with Cooper Cronk out for between 8-12 weeks with a broken arm. Billy Slater is expected to miss 2-3 games with a Grade 2 AC joint sprain to his right shoulder (the same injury that had James Maloney confined to the sidelines earlier this year) while Cameron Smith is expected to be back in a week or two despite struggling through much of Wednesday's game on one leg with an injury to his right ankle. Ryan Hoffman has pulled up fine and is expected to play against the Cowboys on Saturday.

Manly
Halfback Daly Cherry-Evans is in doubt for Sunday's clash with the Broncos due to a hip injury despite playing out the match, while Anthony Watmough has been sent for scans on a recurring bicep injury. Initial fears were the muscle had been torn off the bone, but typical of the Angry Ant he's optimistic about continuing to play even if that is the case and the NSW back-rower refuses to rule himself out of Sunday's game.

Dragons
Brett Morris will go down in Origin folklore for his try-saving tackle on Darius Boyd after playing on with a shoulder he dislocated in scoring NSW's opening try. But his heroics could come at a heavy cost for the struggling Dragons, with a decision to be made on the injury in the coming days and the international winger unlikely to feature in Monday's clash with the Rabbitohs.

Bulldogs 
Josh Morris is in doubt for the coming weeks after damaging his posterior cruciate ligament (knee) despite playing out the last 10 minutes, while Josh Reynolds will know on Thursday night whether he serves a one, two or three-week suspension for his Grade 2 dangerous throw charge on Brent Tate. Reynolds is contesting the grading of the charge in the hope of reducing it to Grade One, which would rule him out of the Bulldogs' Round 13 clash with Manly but leave him free to play Game Two at ANZ Stadium, though if unsuccessful he'll spend three weeks on the sidelines. Trent Hodkinson suffered a broken nose in his first taste of Origin football but will not miss any game time, while Tony Williams came through unscathed.

Sharks
Paul Gallen will be sent for scans on his neck after being hit in a controversial off-the-ball tackle by Maroons back-rower Josh Papalii, though the Sharks have the bye this week, giving their skipper plenty of time to rest up after his phenomenal Origin I performance.

Eels
Jarryd Hayne is set to be rested from Friday night's blockbuster against Penrith, with Brad Arthur set to make a call on his superstar fullback later today.

Knights
Beau Scott will be free to play against the Warriors with an early guilty plea to a Grade One dangerous throw charge for his part in the lifting tackle on Tate, though there are rumours he will be rested after his bruising contribution and ongoing injury troubles earlier this season.

Others
For the Broncos (Hodges, Parker, Gillett), Souths (Inglis, Te'o, McQueen) and Roosters (Tupou, Jennings, Guerra) there are no major injury concerns with their Origin trios, though all will be monitored closely in the lead-up to this weekend's matches. The same goes for the Knights' Darius Boyd, Cowboys quartet of Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott, James Tamou and Brent Tate and Canberra's Josh Papalii. Wests Tigers pair Robbie Farah and Aaron Woods will be joined by Sharks second-rower Luke Lewis as they put their feet up following NSW's stirring win.