NSW centre Josh Dugan could be in for a lengthy stint on the sidelines after suffering a broken jaw in the Blues’ 18-14 win in State of Origin III.
The St George Illawarra star took to social media on Thursday morning to confirm the scans weren’t good.
Scans showed a broken jaw, surgery to put a plate in tomorrow! Will be doing everything I can to get back ASAP for the dragons ?✌?️
— Josh Dugan (@Josh_Dugan) July 14, 2016
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Dugan suffered the injury after colliding with Maroons star Greg Inglis, who turned and braced himself before collecting Dugan with his shoulder.
He left the field clutching his jaw.
Great effort by the brothers tonight to send gal off a winner! Scans on the jaw for me tomoro hopefully not too bad! #bleedblue
— Josh Dugan (@Josh_Dugan) July 13, 2016
It’s expected Dugan will spend at least 4-6 weeks on the sidelines, although that is yet to be confirmed.
Inglis was cited for a shoulder charge following the incident and now faces up to four matches on the sidelines as a result.
Should he take the early plea for his grade two shoulder charge he will sit out three weeks, but would face an extra week on the sidelines should he fight the charge and lose.
Retiring Queenslander Corey Parker and Blues forward Andrew Fifita also face suspensions after being charged by the match review committee.
Parker will receive a one-match ban unless he beats a grade two dangerous contact head/neck charge over a crusher tackle on Blues fullback James Tedesco, while Fifita must also successfully challenge a grade one contrary conduct charge for the incident which led to his second half sin-binning.