Hurrell set to miss Broncos clash
The Titans' injury woes have continued with rampaging centre Konrad Hurrell almost certain to miss the Good Friday clash with Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium due to the recurrence of an ankle injury.
Hurrell was a notable absentee at the Titans' captain's run on Thursday morning with his place at right centre to be filled by either Chris McQueen or Dan Sarginson in his return from a knee complaint that has kept him sidelined since Round 1.
Coming into the Broncos clash on the back of three straight losses, five straight losses to Brisbane and 10 consecutive losses to the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium, the loss of Hurrell shapes as another body blow in Gold Coast getting their season back on track.
Having missed last week's loss to the Raiders due to back spasms McQueen's position in the squad won't be definite until he is assessed on Friday morning with Englishman Joe Greenwood given the all clear to return after suffering two concussions.
Hurrell and Daniel Vidot were the two named in the 21-man squad on Tuesday not to train on Thursday with Henry indicating that Hurrell would be unlikely to play.
"Out of 21 named I've got 19 fit, so they're all here this morning," said Henry prior to the team taking to the training paddock.
"Tyrone Roberts will train and we'll see how he's going with his toe as well and we'll make a decision later on.
"Chris McQueen is right to go, [Chris] Grevsmuhl's fine, Ryan Simpkins is fine, Dan Sarginson has had a run, we'll make a decision on whether he can play or not so we've still got a couple of players up in the air but hopefully they all get through and we've got a couple of extra players.
"[McQueen] has had a bit of a sore back and he's training this morning so we've got a bit of an extended squad. He's saying that he's good enough to play.
"Medically [Greenwood] is right to go so we have to make a decision on whether or not it might be him or Max King with the makeup of our bench."
The Titans will go into camp in Brisbane on Thursday night to recreate their away-game routine but Henry said that there will be no mention of the team's recent poor record against the Broncos with so many new faces in the squad in 2017.
"Ten losses doesn't affect our guys at all. They haven't all been part of 10 losses, they just remember the last time they played and it was in the semi-final and even out of that half the squad didn't play that game," Henry said, the Broncos ending Gold Coast's season 44-28 in the Elimination Final last September.
"Talking about what happened when you weren't part of the squad is irrelevant. In a club sense it is but it's not for an individual player. He's thinking about his game, tomorrow night at eight o'clock and what he can do for the team.
"If we're all thinking about putting their best foot forward and playing their role within the team and they're committed then we'll have a game on our hands.
"I'm expecting a committed 17 and for it to be a real tight contest tomorrow."