Cord­ner up­beat about in­jury

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

BOYD Cord­ner is qui­etly con­fi­dent he can over­come a calf in­jury to lead NSW in the State of Ori­gin de­cider.

Cord­ner hasn’t played since com­ing off late in the Blues’ dra­matic game two col­lapse in Syd­ney but has been work­ing over­time to face Queens­land on July 12.

“The calf’s go­ing re­ally well at the mo­ment. It’s get­ting bet- ter day by day, which is a pos­i­tive sign,” he told Fox Sports.

“As long as it keeps on track like that, the med­i­cal staff here at the ( Syd­ney) Roost­ers are pretty happy with it.

“There’s still a lot of work to be done from now un­til State of Ori­gin III but at the mo­ment I’m qui­etly con­fi­dent.”

The Roost­ers star ad­mits he’s likely to be on light du­ties when the Blues be­gin prepa­ra­tions in Kingscliff on Tues­day but aims to re­sume full con­tact later in the week.

He hopes a re­turn to the NSW north coast will yield the same re­sult as game one for the Blues. “( For) game one, it was re­ally good to get away up there from Syd­ney. I don’t know if it’s some­thing about the air or the beaches, you just feel more re­laxed when you’re up there,” he said.

Cord­ner be­lieves the same 17 that blew a lead in Syd­ney will again be se­lected for Game Three at Sun­corp Sta­dium.

“It looks that way at the mo­ment. I’m not a se­lec­tor or any­thing like that but I think with two solid per­for­mances in the first two games, I think ev­ery­one’s play­ing well,” he said.

Blues cap­tain Boyd Cord­ner.

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