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Klemmer using pain-killers in pursuit of Origin return

David Klemmer will rely on pain-killing injections to get him through the next six weeks as part of his on-going recovery from wrist surgery.

The Knights and NSW Blues prop feared something was wrong when he came off the field following a 49-minute stint in his return game against the Broncos on Saturday night when he lost some feeling in his wrist.

Klemmer finished with another dominating display for his new club to churn out a season-high 205 metres and 42 tackles in a match he wasn't expected to take part in three weeks ago.

"I was just trying to get the feeling back, I couldn't feel it," Klemmer said.

"I was getting a bit scared but it was supposed to feel like this. It's all good now, I can't feel it as it's a bit numb.

"For the next six or seven weeks I'll have to [get a needle], it's part of footy. I still needle my finger too every couple of weeks, it's all part of it. Angus Crichton keeps telling me to cut it off.

Match Highlights: Knights v Broncos

"I was pretty nervous before the game, I've been training hard. Our medical staff have done a wonderful job in getting me back playing and feeling confident.

"I wouldn't be out there without the physios. They had to put up with my s--- and frustrations. I was getting flogged running and doing my part, being injured is not fun."

NSW coach Brad Fittler is expected to announce his Origin III side for the Holden State of Origin decider on Monday.

Klemmer wants to be recalled, but doesn't believe it should be at teammate Daniel Saifiti's expense.

Knights prop David Klemmer.
Knights prop David Klemmer. ©Paul Barkley/NRL Photos

"I don't think he should be flicked, he did a tremendous job from the kick-off and made a statement," Klemmer said.

"I thought the team they picked last Sunday did a tremendous job. We'll see what happens, I loved my time there. Whatever Freddie wants me to do I'm prepared to do."

Klemmer was easily the Blues' most dominant forward in Origin I before missing the second clash due to injury.

He played the first 50 minutes straight in the opening game of the series but was left sitting on the bench at the crunch stage of the clash.

"I was frustrated and angry because that first half we had them at 8-0 and we lost the game. I was that stoked for the boys to go to Perth and get the win over there.

"There's always improvement [to be made], you can't hang your hat on those performances. Queensland will come out with a lot more energy and be burning from that result."

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